Newcastle boss Eddie Howe hopes Allan Saint-Maximin He will not join Miguel Almiron on the sidelines.

Almiron was excluded for six weeks due to a thigh injury, and fears were heightened when Saint-Maximin was removed at halftime in the Magpies’ 2-1 win. Nottingham forest At City Ground.

Howe says he jumped forward to protect himself and hopes he gets in shape. callum wilsonafter the national break.

“Allan wasn’t very well physically today, I didn’t think about it,” he said. “She carries a tight hamstring. I don’t think it’s a pull, just a bit of tension.

“It was clear to me that he probably wouldn’t be able to continue in the first half.

“I didn’t want to expose Callum today, he didn’t train much so I decided to go with Elliot (Anderson) and he paid me back, he did really well.

“Hopefully Callum and Maxi will be fit and ready after the international break.”

Alexander Isak played for Newcastle, who scored both goals at City Ground.

Emmanuel Dennis had put Forest ahead, but Isak evened with a successful volley at halftime and then scored from the spot, scoring three goals in two games, gaining deep injury time.

“Confidence is very important for every offensive player and the penalty was icy,” he said. “It was a huge moment for us in our season.

“It’s not easy to do, especially with the delay. But he centered very well, the first goal too. It was a bit of an unusual finish.”

Newcastle won the penalty after the ball hit Moussa Niakhate’s outstretched arm and marred the defender’s first start since August.

The mid-half was visibly distraught after the event, and boss Steve Cooper said his team would stay together as relegation fears worsened after the defeat.

“He will be disappointed. There is no individual blame, I believe that,” he said.

“Whatever the results and performance, we have to do it collaboratively. In the end, it’s what makes you stronger in the long run. All players will make mistakes, but the most important thing is that we stay connected.

“We’re all disappointed and let’s not do that about one person.”