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Matthew Ritchie | Midfielder | #11

Team: Newcastle United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 154

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Matt Ritchie has failed to recover from the knee injury which kept him out of the Carabao Cup tie at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
The Scotland international has been making headlines this week following a training ground bust-up with club-captain Jamaal Lascelles, a clash which required the intervention of their team-mates. However, the incident was played down by manager Rafa Benitez who insists there is no disharmony amongst the United ranks. "You want competitive professionals," he said. "It's very positive. Every year you have two or three situations when something happens between players. Why? Because they want to win, they care." With Ritchie side-lined, Rafa will look to shuffle his pack and his absence could hand Christian Atsu his first league start of the season. Jonjo Shelvey [thigh] and Javier Manquillo [ankle] are also ruled out but Lascelles has recovered from the ankle injury which forced him to watch the 2-1 defeat to Chelsea from the stands. Sat, Sep 1, 2018 07:25:00 AM

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