Newcastle United have been rocked by a double injury blow, with Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin both out of action until April.

Both players left the action early against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday night.

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They join Callum Wilson in the treatment room, with the England international also expected to be out until April.

With Newcastle firmly in a relegation battle, the news is a terrible blow for Steve Bruce.

In the statement, Newcastle have just said ‘April’.

Newcastle fans would like to hope that that could mean early April, but there’s a reasonable possibility it won’t, especially with Saint-Maximin given how fragile he’s proven to be.

Bruce will now have to call on some of his fringe players to step up to the plate.

Lots of Newcastle fans have been discussing Ryan Fraser since the update.

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The £42,000-a-week Scotland international (Spotrac) has not hit the ground running since his summer move, but he did get the assist for Jamaal Lascelles’ goal at the weekend.

Many feel as though it is now time for him especially to step up in a time of dire need:

 

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