Tue 4 Jun 2024, 10:30 · Ash Harrison

'Love it skip': Newcastle man inundated with love on social media after what he did on Monday night

'Love it skip': Newcastle man inundated with love on social media after what he did on Monday night
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St James' Park played host to England on Monday night as they took on Bosnia Herzegovina in a friendly game before Euro 2024 gets underway.

Newcastle United skipper Kieran Trippier got to lead out his country at the ground he's come to call home, and to add that extra special sauce on the night, he was accompanied by his son as he led the team onto the pitch.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Trippier's future beyond the summer, but the 33-year-old received a hero's Welcome from the St James' Park crowd.

Trippier lined up at left-back for Gareth Southgate's experimental England side, and although Anthony Gordon was in the stadium, the Newcastle winger was unavailable for selection and had to watch on from the sidelines as England eventually came away with a 3-0 win after a turgid first-half with practically zero incidents.

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Tripps' Instagram was filled with well wishers from NUFC

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Kieran Trippier took to Instagram after the game to express his pride at leading his country at St James' Park.

"A moment il remember for ever leading my country out at my home club @nufc with my son Jacob.
"Good to get the win now we move to Fridays final warm up game"

Amongst the people showing love in the comments was Anthony Gordon who commented "Love it skip", and there was also comments from Mehrdad Ghodoussi, Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman and Joe Willock.


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It wasn't just the Newcastle connection, though, with Declan Rice and Harry Maguire getting in on the act too with Rice saying "Unreal Trips".

England face Iceland on Friday in their final warm-up game before heading to Germany for the Euros and Anthony Gordon is expected to play some part in that game.

Fingers crossed it's enough to book his seat on the plane as Southgate must cut seven players from his current squad of 33 before heading to the tournament.