Steve Bruce gives significant Matt Ritchie injury update

Matt Ritchie’s given Newcastle United an injury boost ahead of the clubs season-opener.

And United head coach Steve Bruce feared that the winger would miss Sunday’s Premier League home game against Arsenal.

However, Ritchie – who was used as a wing-back in pre-season – is set to be included in Bruce’s squad if he comes through training tomorrow unscathed.

Bruce will be without new signing Andy Carroll (ankle) and defender DeAndre Yedlin (groin).

Matt Ritchie.