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Newcastle United risks another postponed match

Covid figures are said to be in the double figures.

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Newcastle United has already had to postpone one match due to COVID-19 cases causing the team to have to quarantine. It would appear that that may end up being the case once again as Newcastle United prepares to face West Bromwich Albion.

In a report by The Telegraph, Newcastle United reportedly has cases “well into double figures”. Players among the first team (not named) have been isolating following an outbreak among the club’s starters.

According to Sky, players have been told to continue their at-home training regimens as the club’s training ground remains closed until the club can return from their current isolating procedures.

The club’s match against Aston Villa was postponed because the club could not train ahead of the match. That may very well end up being the case with the upcoming West Brom matchup.

It has been nearly two weeks since Newcastle United has played a match, the club’s matchup against Aston Villa was also the first match to not be played during Project Restart because of a coronavirus outbreak among the players.

This is a critical failure on the part of both players and coaching staff to avoid an outbreak among the players.