Newcastle boss Steve Bruce ‘thankful’ there is no lasting damage to Jamal Lewis’s eye after Yves Bissouma’s horror challenge during Brighton defeat, while Allan Saint-Maximin could be fit to face Tottenham after limping off
- Allan Saint-Maximin limped off having aggravated an ankle problem he had
- Jamal Lewis suffered a cut eye in a challenge which led to Yves Bissouma’s red
- Steve Bruce was speaking ahead of their Carabao Cup match at Morecambe
- But he is not worried about either injury but both will miss Wednesday’s game
Newcastle head coach Steve Bruce has revealed injured duo Allan Saint-Maximin and Jamal Lewis suffered no lasting damage during Sunday’s 3-0 Premier League defeat by Brighton.
Frenchman Saint-Maximin limped off before the break having aggravated an ankle problem, while £13.5million summer signing Lewis suffered a cut eye in a challenge which led to Yves Bissouma’s late dismissal.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third round trip to Morecambe, Bruce said: ‘Saint-Maximin had a scan on his ankle. He’s tweaked it and twisted it, but we don’t think it’s that serious.
Steve Bruce is thankful there is no lasting damage to summer signing Jamal Lewis
Lewis suffered a cut eye in a challenge which led to Yves Bissouma’s late dismissal
‘We don’t think he’ll make tomorrow, but he’ll have a chance for Sunday.
‘We were worried about Jamal’s eye, but that seems to be OK, although it’s closed at the minute and has a cut above it. He won’t be involved in the cup game, but thankfully there’s no lasting damage.’
Bruce made 10 changes for the 1-0 victory over Blackburn in the last round and will adopt a similar approach this time around.
He said: ‘We all have to look at the situation and have a bit of rotation. Now, we’ve got a squad of players where we’re able to pick a different XI.
‘We’ll pick a team I hope is going to be good enough and strong enough to get us into the next round.’
Allan Saint-Maximin limped off before the break having aggravated an ankle problem
But while he will miss Wednesday’s game he could be fit to face Tottenham on Sunday