Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting with delight to the news that one of their key men this season will be back in contention for this weekend’s huge fixture with Huddersfield Town.
Matt Ritchie had to pull out of the Scotland squad during the international break with an injury concern, however, it appears that it is not too concerning and he will be ready to return to training with the Magpies. Lee Ryder, who is a chief sports writer for the Newcastle Chronicle, used his personal Twitter account to reveal the news that the winger is expected to be back in first-team training and will be in contention for the visit of the Terriers.
Matt Ritchie expected back in full training for #nufc today. Withdrawn as a precaution and assessed yesterday. Back in contention for the weekend.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) March 28, 2018
Ritchie has been assessed by the club’s medical staff and has been cleared to return, giving Rafa Benitez a boost ahead of their crucial Premier League fixture. As you can imagine, due to the importance of their clash with the Yorkshire outfit this weekend, our punters clad in black and white have been delighted with the news.
Newcastle fans in the Tavern will have been delighted by the news one of their key men will be ready to be involved against fellow strugglers Huddersfield. The winger’s performances have been instrumental in a number of their matches, including scoring the winner against Manchester United and netting an effort against Southampton in a 3-0 victory.