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Exclusive: Rob Lee hails Saint-Maximin for changing Newcastle

In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Rob Lee, who made 333 appearances for Newcastle United, has praised Allan Saint-Maximin for the way he changed the game against Burnley and West Ham.

Since Saint-Maximin’s return to the side, Newcastle are unbeaten having picked up eight points in their last four games against Tottenham Hotspur, Burnley, West Ham and Liverpool respectively.

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Saint-Maximin was influential during his first start since returning from injury as the Magpies earned a respectable 3-2 win against the Hammers, with the winger causing havoc as he completed all of his attempted dribbles.

Speaking on how good Saint-Maximin has been for Newcastle since returning from injury and how he’s been able to change things around, Lee told FFC:

“He was different class during the spell when he scored and created goals against Burnley, and just his pace and ability to go past players easily.

“He’s changed games for us massively and that’s what he’s there to do.”

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The £38,462-per-week winger did hobble off during the win against West Ham, which would have been a worry for Steve Bruce, but the forward played all 90 minutes in the Magpies’ hard-fought draw at Anfield.

Newcastle face Arsenal next weekend, with all three points meaning Premier League safety would be all but secured for another season.

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