Newcastle United youngster Elliot Anderson has praised Allan Saint-Maximin for the way he supports him at the club.
The 18-year-old is currently looking to get back involved with the first-team again, after missing out on the past three matchday squads.
Newcastle fans will certainly be hopeful of seeing him involved against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
Miguel Almiron and Saint-Maximin have both been ruled out with injury until April, so a place on the bench is at least a possibility again.
On Saint-Maximin, Elliot has nothing but good things to say.
The Frenchman is known for having a big personality as well as being someone who is extremely exciting to watch, and Anderson has explained how the winger looks out for him within the first-team setup.
He said (via the Chronicle): “He has been a massive help. He gives me a bit of a confidence boost sometimes when I’ve been left out of the squad, he’ll message me and tells me to keep working and I will get my chance.
“When I first game up, he made me feel part of the squad through his Instagram posts, and it makes you realise he’s there for you.”
Saint-Maximin a class-act
As if Newcastle fans didn’t love Saint-Maximin enough already.
It’s great to hear that the £70,000-a-week star (The Athletic) looks out for and supports one of the club’s most promising youngsters.
It’s a bit of a strange time for Anderson right now – he really should be getting minutes from Steve Bruce, whose stubborn ways have led him to select the same under-achieving players week after week.
Hopefully Saint-Maximin’s words have kept Anderson’s morale and spirits high, and he can soon come back in and have an impact.