Newcastle reopen training centre after 7-day COVID break

The rising number of positive cases forced Newcastle to lodge a request to postpone last Friday's league match at Aston Villa which was approved by the Premier League Board.

Newcastle United's training ground will reopen after the COVID-induced short break.   -  GETTY IMAGES

Newcastle United players will report for training at the club's training centre on Tuesday, a week after it was closed because several players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.

The rising number of positive cases forced Newcastle to lodge a request to postpone last Friday's league match at Aston Villa which was approved by the Premier League Board.

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“Newcastle United's players will train at the training centre today following a temporary closure last week due to a rise in COVID-19 cases,” the club said in a statement.

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“Those who had tested positive will follow relevant protocols before returning.”

The match at Villa was the first Premier League fixture postponed because of COVID-19 since last season resumed in June.

Steve Bruce's side, 13th in the table, are scheduled to host West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.