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Allan Saint-Maximin a doubt for Newcastle's clash with Norwich

Allan Saint-Maximin made his Newcastle debut last week against Arsenal Credit: PA

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has revealed new signing Allan Saint-Maximin is a doubt for Saturday's Premier League trip to Norwich.

The French summer signing, who was handed a debut as a substitute in last weekend's 1-0 home defeat by Arsenal, has a hamstring problem and could miss out at Carrow Road, although fellow midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is expected to shake off an ankle injury.

Bruce said: "We think Jonjo Shelvey is going to be OK. He trained yesterday and the day before. We've got a slight doubt about Allan Saint-Maximin. He's got a bit of a hamstring and we'll see how he is today.


Bruce tenders resignation as Sheffield Wednesday boss

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Steve Bruce has tendered his resignation as Sheffield Wednesday manager, PA understands.

The 58-year-old, who is expected to succeed Rafael Benitez as Newcastle boss, has given his notice in writing together with first-team coaches Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence.

Former Sunderland and Birmingham manager Bruce confirmed over the weekend he had been in talks with Newcastle, who are keen to make a swift appointment with the start of the new Premier League season just a month away.

Wednesday and Newcastle have yet to reach an agreement over compensation for Bruce, who took charge at Hillsborough in January.

Newcastle are understood to have put their offer in writing, but that has yet to be accepted by Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri.

It has been reported that Wednesday want £4.5million in compensation for Bruce, plus an additional £1.5m for Agnew and Clemence.

Bruce took charge of Wednesday's 3-1 friendly win at Lincoln on Saturday and was confronted on the touchline by an angry Owls fan.

The former Aston Villa boss told reporters he had spoken to Newcastle but the two clubs had yet to reach "some sort of compromise".


Sheffield Wednesday name Bruce as new manager

Sheffield Wednesday have named Steve Bruce as the club's new manager. Credit: PA

Sheffield Wednesday have named Steve Bruce as the club's new manager.

The 58-year-old, whose first managerial job was with the Owls' city rivals Sheffield United in 1998, will take over the role on February 1.

Long-time coaching associates Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence will take charge of the Sky Bet Championship team in the meantime.

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