Newcastle cancel training with trip to Aston Villa in doubt amid Covid-19 fears

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* Five people among players and staff are now self-isolating * ‘It’s been a tough week,’ says manager Steve BruceNewcastle United were forced to abandon plans to stage a first-team training session on Sunday amid fears they are in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak. Two more players have tested positive over the weekend, meaning five members of the first team bubble – understood to be four players and one member of staff – are now self isolating. The situation has prompted another round of testing with Steve Bruce waiting anxiously on the results as the club’s training ground is deep cleaned. Already preparations for Friday night’s trip to Aston Villa have been disrupted and there now has to be some degree of doubt as to whether that Premier League fixture will be able to take place. Continue reading... ▶ Full story on
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