Steve Bruce welcomes back ‘entertainer’ Allan Saint-Maximin

Southampton v Newcastle United – Premier League – St Mary’s Stadium
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Steve Bruce is pinning his hopes of sparking a Newcastle revival on the impending return of Allan Saint-Maximin following his lengthy coronavirus lay-off.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has been out of action for more than two months following the outbreak of Covid-19 which prompted the closure of the club’s training headquarters in November, and his absence has robbed head coach Bruce of one of his brightest sparks during a nine-game winless run.

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