Newcastle United captain Geremi says the return to full fitness of Damien Duff will give the team a significant boost.

Geremi told the Evening Chronicle: "Everybody wants to play and fight for the team, especially Duffer. He has come back from a bad injury and it will great to see him back on the field.

"It was great to see him back in training for the first time.

"We hope he will be back in the team soon."