By Paul Robinson

5th Feb, 2020 | 10:46am

Exclusive: Robinson raves over Newcastle star v Oxford - 'Going to be a real good player'

Paul Robinson has been left raving over Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin after his match-winning display against Oxford United.

The former Tottenham and England goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that he has always been a fan of the Frenchman but he has upped his game in recent weeks.

The 22-year-old rifled home a fierce strike in extra time to seal victory at the Kassam Stadium and send Newcastle through the to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time in 14 years.

Robinson says that Saint-Maximin has been a joy to watch at times this season and that he is flourishing into a top-quality winger at St James’ Park.

Robinson told Football Insider: “I think he’s really coming into his own, Saint-Maximin. I liked him at the beginning of the season, you could see there was a player there.

“He got his injury just as he was starting to score goals and assists, he’s starting to be the player that Steve Bruce signed.

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“I think he’s going to be a real, real good player for Newcastle this season.”

Saint-Maximin, who signed for the Magpies from OGC Nice last summer, has had a number of injury problems, primarily muscular, which have limited him to just 16 appearances across all competitions.

His goal on Tuesday night was his second for Newcastle, his first coming in a 2-0 win over Sheffield United back in December.

In other Newcastle United news, Danny Mills claims Bruce cannot rely on a fan favourite any more.