Eddie Howe: Newcastle’s head coach will be in dugout for match against Arsenal after testing negative for Covid-19 | Football news

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Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe will be in dugout for Saturday’s Premier League home game against Arsenal after being tested negative for coronavirus.

Howe was forced to miss his first match against Brentford at St James’ Park last week after returning a positive test.

It is understood that Howe has been allowed to travel under the Covid-19 protocol after his symptoms were traced back to last week.

Newcastle said in a brief statement on Twitter: “#NUFC can confirm that Eddie Howe will be in dugout for tomorrow’s match at the Emirates Stadium after returning a negative Covid test this morning.”

Assistant Jason Tindall addressed Howe at his pre-match press conference: “From my own personal experience when I had Covid a few months ago, I had no symptoms to begin with and it was only after about eight or nine days that it hit me really hard and I started fighting.

“But from how Eddie was, I would say Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, in terms of how he feels now and the tone of his voice in the latter part of this week, there has been a big difference.”

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Tindall also confirmed that rigorous tests this week had not revealed new cases.

He said: “Fortunately we are okay, there have not been more positive cases. When one person gets it, one worries a little, but fortunately we have tested every single day this week as a group of players and staff. And everyone is come through well. “

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