Here are the Newcastle United evening headlines on Wednesday, March 3.

Saint-Maximin messages

Newcastle starlet Elliot Anderson has singled out Allan Saint-Maximin for his help with settling into the first-team environment.

Anderson has been called up to train with the senior squad and could be considered sooner than expected given injury issues for Steve Bruce.

Speaking about Saint-Maximin - who is one of those attackers nursing an injury - the 18-year-old was full of praise for the Frenchman.

"He has been a massive help," Anderson said of Saint-Maximin.

"He gives me a bit of confidence boost sometimes when I've been left out of the squad, he'll message me and tells me to keep working and I will get my chance.

"When I first came up, he made me feel part of the squad through his Instagram posts, and it makes you realise he's there for you."

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St. James' Park update

With almost three months before the delayed Euro 2020 kicks off, England's bid to host the championships has put St. James' Park on standby.

UEFA have maintained their initial plan to host seven games at Wembley, as well as other games being played in Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg and Baku.

However, those plans have been put in doubt with issues over travel restrictions and border control.

England are currently leading the continent on Covid vaccinations and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered to host the international tournament in full.

If England were to host the Euros, then stadiums reportedly being lined up for matches are Old Trafford, Villa Park, the Etihad Stadium, Anfield, the London Stadium, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the Emirates Stadium.

St. James' Park and the Stadium of Light are part of the list too.

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Steve Bruce and Mike Ashley

Recent fallout over the long-running takeover saga at Newcastle United hasn't just been the talk of Tyneside - it was the talk of the footballing world.

Now, Steve Bruce must recollect his team and push forward without the change of ownership and new backing.

However, the twists and turns aren't over, with current owner Mike Ashley 'considering all options' after the Premier League rejected the £300m takeover.

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Geremi opens up on Magpies regret

Former Newcastle defender Geremi has admitted he does regret not being able to help the Magpies achieve more during his time on Tyneside.

The former Cameroon international was signed by Sam Allardyce in 2007 and had a two-year spell at St. James' Park.

However, the now-42-year-old has revealed he does have one regret from his time representing Newcastle.

"If a player leaves without any titles or success, you cannot be happy because the day that you sign for the club, it is to help the team to get better," the former Chelsea and Real Madrid man told ChronicleLive.

"At the end of the day, if you don't have that, you just get frustrated. This is me now. I don't know how some people feel but these are my principles

"My principles are when I sign for a team, it's with all my heart to help the team become big. If you leave and you don't achieve that, no, you cannot be happy."