The Newcastle United Blog | Our Wolves man of the match faces a late fitness test for Wednesday


Eddie Howe revealed this morning that Allan Saint-Maximin is doubtful for tomorrow’s trip to Anfield. The winger was taken off at Wolves after honing his hamstrings late in the game.

Saint-Maximin fired a volley from outside the area in the 90th minute to save a point for Molineux. Moments later he was forced off and now faces a late fitness test to be presented at Anfield.

For his exploits, the 25-year-old grabbed our pole as man of the match. He collects nearly 50% of the votes, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton completing the first three places.

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If Allan can’t go tomorrow, Howe has several options available to him. Ryan Fraser entered the second half on the left as Saint-Maximin pushed through the middle. Fraser made a positive impact in his first appearance since opening weekend.

Howe could also give Elliot Anderson his full Premier League debut. Anderson was excellent in his brief appearance at Molineux after playing most of the Carabao Cup victory at Tranmere a few days earlier.

On both occasions, the 19-year-old played in midfield. Although he is an option on the left as he played the role on loan with Bristol Rovers for the second half of last season.

Mark Douglas reported yesterday that Anderson is due to sign a new contract. His current contract expires in 2024. The teenager’s rise and versatility could be one of the reasons Howe is not planning any further signings this summer.

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