Date: 21st January 2020 at 1:25pm
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’s return to full fitness at has been far from quiet. Perhaps that was expected from a man George Caulkin described as a ‘wee radgie’ but, even by his standards, it’s fair to say he’s made quite the impact. 

Indeed, the former Bournemouth man set-up two of the goals during the rout over Rochdale during his first start in months before going viral with his celebration amid ’s dramatic late win over Chelsea when he infamously kicked a corner flag into a fan.

Throw in the fact that the Chronicle also recently suggested he’d agreed a new deal in principle on Tyneside and it’s been quite a few weeks for Ritchie, who was the subject of a number of photos posted by the club on Twitter. During training at , the club’s social media team snapped the 30-year-old seemingly wrestling with , hugging Jamaal Lascelles and even trying his luck in goal.

https://twitter.com/NUFC/status/1219372934264913920

Clearly a popular figure given the replies here’s a look at some of the reaction to the images.

https://twitter.com/ToonGirl82/status/1219390080864919553

https://twitter.com/NlCOLEROWS/status/1219373534474113024

https://twitter.com/callum592/status/1219375698332119042

How happy are you that Ritchie’s back? Join the discussion by commenting below…