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Injured Magpie Is Desperate To Return Before Season Ends

Allan Saint-Maximin made his return after missing three matches with his groin injury. The Frenchman came on in the second half with Newcastle down 2-1 to provide a push down the stretch for the equalizer.

Saint-Maximin played his part as he started the move that ended up with Joe Willock’s leveler with just minutes left on the clock. Newcastle were able to see out the match for the unexpected point.

Callum Wilson was not involved though he is ramping up his efforts in training. The striker could be back for the monumental match at Burnley next weekend. Wilson has missed 7 matches since injuring his hamstring in the first half against Southampton, which was also our last win.

Another Magpie who was injured in that match has now given an update on his progress. Fabian Schar injured his knee in the second half against the Saints which left Newcastle down to just 9 men to see out that match.

Fabian’s injury required surgery and it’s now been almost two months that we’ve been without our Swiss defender. Schar is in a fight against time to return this season with just 8 matches remaining.

However, the 29-year-old remains fully focused on coming back before the end of this campaign to help Newcastle if he can. Here is Schar’s update on his rehabilitation which he gave while answering questions for NUFC fans on Zoom.

“At the minute I’m quite happy where I am after now 7 weeks after my surgery. For the last 5 to 6 weeks I was working hard in Switzerland.

“The only aim I had was to do as many hours in the rehab as possible. I’m on the right way.

“There’s a bit to do and it’s going to be tight for some games this season.

“Obviously, it’s my aim to help the team at the end of the season. I will do everything to try. I can’t exactly say if it’s possible or not.”

Newcastle have reportedly triggered an extension clause in Fabian’s contract so he’ll return for next season. Whether he can play a part in our last few games seems doubtful at the moment.

Newcastle also have Fede Fernandez who’s not played in 13 matches. Fernandez was unavailable for the Tottenham draw after picking up a calf injury in training. Hopefully, that won’t keep him out for too long.

As for Schar, he seems desperate to get back not only for Newcastle but also to represent Switzerland in the European Championships this summer.

Hopefully, Fabian will be able to return before the season ends, especially if Bruce is going to continue with the 5-3-2 formation that was brought back for Spurs.

Here is the full video of Fabian answering fan questions on Zoom.

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173 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #161

    Out to dig the garden, splendid.


    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #162

    Not sure we have anything to worry about there Ashley has already stripped all the assets mate haha

  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #163

    Good luck Munster

    Remember 8 feet by 2.5 feet by 6 feet deep.

  • toon22

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #164

    Looks like yet another fake over this summer
    We haven’t had an Italian bloke get mugged of i suppose

    What a load of utter cack

  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #165

    I was more meaning that the rest of the usa owners in the top six would welcome another ally
    However it was in the chronic so it obviously rubbish

  • geordietom

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #166

    James Joseph Pallotta (born March 13, 1958) is an American billionaire businessman.[6] In 2009, he founded Raptor Group, a private investment company.[7] Prior to forming Raptor, Pallotta was vice chairman at Tudor Investment Corporation. He was co-owner and chairman of the Italian football club A.S. Roma from 2012 to 2020; co-owner and executive board member of the National Basketball Association’s Boston Celtics,[8] and co-owner of esports franchise Fnatic

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #167

    Controversial but I think Fraser is a better all round player than St Max.

  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #169

    I see my Devil`s buttermilk quote is catching on in the north east 😀 😀 mind you Carltoon is very partial to a drop of the Devil`s buttermilk 😀 😀

  • The mighty wyn

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #170

    That’s true forgot about that – nowt left to strip

  • magicmac54

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #171

    Just what we need to lift our flagging spirits another takeover, you couldn`t make it up, oh wait 😀 😀

  • geordietom

    Apr 5, 2021 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #172

    there’s only one takeover in town and thats with the saudi’s …

  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #173


    Picking up on your point that Ashley might sue the EPL for compensation if he has to take a hit on his asking price if he wins the arbitration issue and the club’s relegated, the problem there is convincing any court that relegation was unavoidable. How could he prove that when he’s supported and retained Bruce while not investing well in the squad?

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