Newcastle United post positive injury update

Matt Ritchie is stepping up his return from injury at Newcastle United.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 5:00 pm

The winger – who was expected to be out for two months – is edging closer to a comeback. The club has posted a photograph of Ritchie out on the training pitch ahead ahead of next weekend’s game against Chelsea with the caption “back soon”.

The 31-year-old – who signed a new contract at United earlier this year, and was a target for former club Bournemouth in the summer – could be in contention for the behind-closed-doors Premier League fixture at St James’s Park.

Meanwhile, striker Callum Wilson and winger Ryan Fraser are sidelined with hamstring injuries. Wilson limped out of Friday night’s 2-0 defeat to Southampton, while Fraser had a scan before the game at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Matt Ritchie.