Newcastle United’s recreation at Premier League rivals Aston Villa on Friday has been postponed following a “significant increase” in Covid-19 circumstances on the Magpies’ coaching floor.
Several Newcastle gamers and employees members are self-isolating at residence after returning constructive check outcomes.
The membership’s coaching floor at Darsley Park was closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Newcastle lodged a request with the Premier League to postpone the fixture at Villa Park, which was accepted.
Aston Villa say they “fully support” the Premier League’s determination to postpone the match.
“Everybody at Aston Villa wishes a speedy recovery to all those affected by the virus,” added the membership.
A brand new date and time for the sport will probably be confirmed sooner or later.
This is the primary Premier League fixture this season to be postponed due to Covid circumstances.
Newcastle supervisor Steve Bruce stated on Friday – when his staff received 2-Zero at Crystal Palace – that three gamers and one member of employees had examined constructive.
On Monday, the coaching floor was shut on the recommendation of Public Health England North East (PHE) and remained closed for the second successive day on Tuesday.
The Premier League stated it agreed that Newcastle have been unable to coach and “safely prepare” for the match at Villa Park on Friday consequently.
After an “extensive consultation” with each golf equipment, PHE and Premier League advisors, the league stated the choice was made to name off the match with “the health of players and staff the priority”.
Further checks will probably be given to the gamers and coaching floor employees this week. Newcastle, PHE and the Premier League will then maintain one other assembly to evaluate the outcomes and resolve on the subsequent plan of action.
Bruce’s aspect are subsequent scheduled to play on Saturday, 12 December with a house match in opposition to West Bromwich Albion, earlier than a visit to Leeds United 4 days later.