The Magpies boss sheds light on the comeback of the attacker to training after some time in the treatment room
Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is delighted to have Ghana international Christian Atsu back from injury ahead of the club's Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The winger resumed training this week, having been out due to a hamstring injury sustained while with the Black Stars at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in June.
His return is a boost for Bruce who assumed duty as Newcastle boss in July following the departure of Rafael Benitez.
“Christian Atsu has been on the pitch all week as well, who I hadn’t even seen until Tuesday," Bruce told reporters on Friday ahead of Sunday's showdown, as reported by his club's official website.
"So it was good to see him and what he will offer us as well, which is important.”
Atsu's injury saw him watch Newcastle's first two league games of the season, against Arsenal and Norwich City, from the sidelines.
Last term, the 27-year-old made 28 league appearances, starting 15 of the matches and scoring once.
He joined the Magpies from Chelsea in 2016, initially on a loan deal.
The Ada-Foah-born was once on the books of Bournemouth and Everton, Spanish side Malaga, Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem and Portuguese clubs FC Porto and Rio Ave.