Matt Ritchie is back on Tyneside having withdrawn from the Scottish squad with what they said was an injury.
That could have meant anything yesterday, and we were hoping he had withdrawn as a precaution.
Mauve he couldn’t play for Scotland against Hungary in Budapest tonight – but could possibly play against the Terriers on Saturday.
That’s a really vital game for Newcastle, and it looks like if we can win we are well on our way to surviving in the Premier League this season.
Matt Ritchie – could play on Saturday
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder believes the injury is only slight, but there will be further assessments this week.
Matt Ritchie injury not believed to be serious. However, Ritchie faces further assessment today at the club’s training ground after withdrawal from Scotland squad to face Hungary. #nufc
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) March 27, 2018
It seems he has a chance to play on Saturday.
Matt Ritchie is an important player for us and has been coming into some good form lately; he has scored in each of our last two homes games – both wins.
Maybe he can score again on Saturday, and we get what would be a precious 3 points against the Terriers – another club fighting relegation.
What do you think?