Saint-Maximin shortlisted for Premier League player of the month prize
Written by Dan King
Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin has - perhaps inevitably - been nominated for the Premier League's EA Sports Player of the Month award.
Although the award is for June 2020, performances in the first week of March - before football was brought to an abrupt halt by the coronavirus outbreak - have also been taken into account.
Saint-Maximin scored the winner against Southampton in the final match before the season was suspended and since returning to action last month, has arguably been even better than he was before the break.
He scored again in United's first game of the restart, the 3-0 win against Sheffield United, and put in another strong display against Aston Villa as Steve Bruce's men picked up another point.
The Frenchman then set up three of the Magpies' four goals at Bournemouth on Wednesday, although that game was in July.
Also nominated are Wolves' Conor Coady and Raul Jimenez, Manchester United pair Bruno Fernandez and Anthony Martial and Southampton's Danny Ings.
Voting is now open here and closes at 6pm (BST) on Monday, 6th July.
The votes of the public will be combined with those of the 20 club captains, plus a panel of football experts, to decide the winner.