Newcastle fans heap praise on revitalised Ritchie

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…