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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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