There is something majorly wrong, and it does not appear that Steve Bruce has the answers.
This does not surprise me, and in every game, he has played for the Toon, he has gone on mazy dribbles that have caused panic in opposition defences.
The problem for Saint-Maximin, though, is that once he has gone on his dribble, there is very rarely any end product.
However, he is clearly an asset for Newcastle and does drive us up the pitch quickly and has looked dangerous.
The problem is not Saint-Maximin; it is the fact that Newcastle have no plan on how to score goals.
Once we scored on Sunday against Wolves, we should have taken the game by the scruff of the neck and added another goal, but we retreated into our own half and were lucky to come away with a point.
Saint-Maximin’s stats for dribbling prove that he can be a useful asset, but Bruce does not know how to use him, and it is limiting his impact.
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