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Newcastle midfielder Ki delighted to be back in action

Newcastle United midfielder Ki Sung Yueng says he's over his hamstring injury suffered in the Asian Cup.

Ki played 45 minutes in Saturday's 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow in Spain and he was glad to be playing pain-free again despite not feeling fully fit.

"For me it was a great chance to play, fitness-wise because I was back from injury and I got some time to play good football against a good team," the South Korea international told NUFC TV.

"It was a good experience having a week in Spain and hopefully we are prepared for our next game.

"I don't feel 100 per cent yet but there is no pain from my hamstring injury. Hopefully I will get better and keep pushing in training.

"This game, playing 45 minutes, helped me get more fit."

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