Almiron scored a brace in Newcastle’s rampant 4-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage, which was only their second win of the ongoing season.


The Colombian has started all of Newcastle’s eight league games and has emerged as a key player for them due to injuries to attackers such as Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson.



Howe believes Almiron is a confidence player but stressed that his journey in the game has also made him a mentally strong person.


The Newcastle boss feels the winger is in a better place mentally now than at any stage of his career and is certain there is more to come from him in the coming weeks and months.



Howe said in a press conference: “Every player is a confidence player but Miggy is mentally strong.


“When you look back at his career and the challenges he has faced, different countries he has played in, full credit to him for that journey.



“I think he arrives here now, mentally, in the best place he has ever been.


“Certainly during his pre-season form, he was outstanding.


“He’s taken that now into the early part of the season and I think there is more to come.”


Almiron could well be given a start when Newcastle take on Brentford at St. James’ Park on Saturday.