Newcastle believe their game against West Brom WILL go ahead this weekend following Covid-19 outbreak so long as no more positive tests are returned with Steve Bruce and his players back in training
- There is optimism from Newcastle that their game vs West Brom will go ahead
- The Magpies saw their game against Villa postponed due to a Covid outbreak
- Players have returned to training with Steve Bruce preparing them for the match
- It will almost certainly take place so long as no more players test positive
Newcastle United are confident Saturday’s visit of West Bromwich will go ahead after the players returned to training on Tuesday.
The club’s Benton headquarters have been closed since an outbreak of Covid-19 forced them to cancel training 10 days ago.
The number of cases has now reached double figures in the past two weeks and last Friday’s trip to Aston Villa was postponed because of it.
Newcastle are confident their game against West Brom will go ahead after returning to training
Players were back at their Benton base for the first time in 12 days after Covid-19 outbreak
There were fears this weekend’s game could also be called off after Monday’s planned training session was scrapped at the last minute.
But Steve Bruce’s squad who were able to train were back in small groups on Tuesday afternoon and they are now preparing for the game.
Players and staff are being tested daily and the fixture is almost certain to go ahead as long as no more positive tests are returned.
The Premier League agreed to postpone the game at Villa given Newcastle had not been able to train. However, as long as the training ground stays open this week, they would be unlikely to grant another postponement, even if Newcastle have a reduced squad to pick from.