Loads of Newcastle fans have been discussing the form of Matt Ritchie, who has reignited his career in a new role under Rafael Benitez.
Newcastle put themselves four points clear of the relegation zone with a comfortable win over Huddersfield on Saturday, and fans were once again impressed by the form of Ritchie.
The Scottish international made his name as a winger at Bournemouth, using his wand of a left foot to whip in crosses and crack shots from distance, but his work rate and engine was his real asset.
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He has failed to match the end product he achieved with the Cherries since making the long trip north, but the work rate has never faltered, leading to a change of position for the 29 year-old.
Playing as a left-wing-back in front of three centre halves, the former Cherry has the license to bomb down the wing and whip balls in towards the towering Salomon Rondon, but also has the engine to cover every blade of grass and defend stoutly.
Plenty of fans have been discussing his new role, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I think he’s tailor made for it. Lad never stops running and is constantly flying down the wing, not afraid to get stuck in either.
— José Andersoni (@createskateV2) February 24, 2019
Ritchie is the ultimate pro… Tremendous work rate and fittnes with a never say die attitude.
Becoming a great black and white.. ?
— polyflan1971?????????????? (@Peter09387178) February 24, 2019
Thats why Barreca hasn’t gotten a chance yet, Ritchie is just amazing in that wing-back role
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) February 24, 2019
Just gets better and better every week. Almiron in front of him will be lethal. And what he lacks in defensive capability lejuene makes up for him.
— Bri?? (@Bri2889) February 24, 2019
He’s just a proper footballer. Could probably play many roles. Passionate and understands the game. Future manager?
— M walker (@georgo1892) February 24, 2019
This is his position now. Perfect for that role
— Mark Lightley (@Marklights_23) February 24, 2019
Agree. Vast improvement on Dummet also
— TOKYO:TIME (@tokyo_time) February 24, 2019
Seems similar move to Damien Duff moving to LB in later stages of his career. Strengths shift to positioning & forward passes from deep positions/early crosses
— Andy Forrester (@AndyForrester1) February 24, 2019