Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin was delighted with the news that Miguel Almiron had won the Premier League’s EA Sports Player of the Month award for October.
Alongside Eddie Howe winning the Premier League’s Barclays Manager of the Month award, the Magpies took to Instagram to announce the Paraguayan’s triumph.
Sharing the post to his own story, the Frenchman lavished praise on his teammate. Adding a caption to the news, he proclaimed: “What a player and what a guy”.
During October, Almiron managed to bag six goals in six Premier League games. Consequently, he helped his side to an unbeaten run for the month, picking up five wins and a single draw. Incredibly, the Tyneside club now sit third in the league table.
The 28-year-old also beat teammates Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier to the award, as they were also shortlisted for the public vote.
Saint-Maximin delighted for Almiron
With such praise flying about the dressing room at St James’ Park, it is no wonder Howe’s side are performing on the pitch.
Ever since the former Bournemouth manager arrived at Darsley Park, there has been a huge sense of unity amongst the squad.
Players seem genuinely happy for one another when they’re celebrating success, and Saint-Maximin is often a perfect example of this.
Having struggled from separate hamstring and muscle injuries this season, the Frenchman could easily sulk with his less important role at the club this term.
Instead, he seems to have been fantastic for morale behind the scenes.
Now getting back to full fitness, it would be great to see the 25-year-old on the opposite wing to Almiron.
The pair of attackers would be an absolute nuisance for Premier League defences, as goals would certainly be flowing.
Although the Magpies have done extremely well in his absence, Howe will be happy to see the left-winger back firing at his best at St James’ Park.