ALLAN SAINT-MAXIMIN and Jamal Lewis have both been ruled out of Newcastle’s Carabao Cup game against Morecambe tomorrow – and the pair are doubts ahead of this weekend’s Premier League visit to Tottenham.

Sain-Maximin twisted his ankle in Sunday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton, and while scans have revealed no long-term damage, he will not return to light training for another couple of days.

Lewis suffered an eye injury in the challenge that resulted in Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma being sent off, and while he has avoided any long-term damage to his eye, his sight remains badly affected.

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce said: “Saint-Maximin had a scan on his ankle. He’s tweaked it and twisted it, but we don’t think it’s that serious. We don’t think he’ll make tomorrow, but he’ll have a chance for Sunday.

“We were worried about Jamal’s eye but that seems to be okay, although it’s closed at the minute and has a cut on it. He won’t be involved in the cup game, but thankfully there’s no lasting damage.”

With the current hectic schedule showing no sign of letting up, Bruce will once again make wholesale changes for tomorrow’s cup game.

However, he is confident there is sufficient depth within the squad to be able to make up to 11 alterations and still see off a Morecambe side that were thrashed 5-0 by Cambridge United at the weekend.

Bruce said: “We will put a strong team out. There’s people who desperately need to play. We could have seven games in the first three weeks of the season. We’re asking the players to do a hell of a lot in a short period of time after a lockdown and the lack of a pre-season.

“The game management of a few is going to be critical, so we will certainly make changes. We all have to look at the situation and have a bit of rotation. Now, we’ve got a squad of players where we’re able to pick a different XI. We’ll pick a team I hope is going to be good enough and strong enough to get us into the next round.”