Newcastle United have confirmed that Eddie Howe will be in the dugout for tomorrow’s match at Arsenal. The head coach has returned a negative Covid test this morning. Here is a brief statement from the club.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 26, 2021
Howe has been self-isolating since last Friday when he tested positive for Covid after giving the press conference for Brentford. Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones were forced to take the Brentford match last Saturday.
Howe has been heavily involved in the training sessions this week despite being stuck in his hotel room. It has also been revealed that he struggled with symptoms over the weekend and the early part of the week.
Keith Downie has tweeted the following from Jason Tindall’s press conference this morning.
“Isolating with the virus in a hotel room is difficult. But he’s watched training every day from multiple angles. We then analyse & feedback to players. Ed has been a big part of that, he’s very hands on. We’ve spoken 5-6 times a day & prepare training in the evenings.”
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) November 26, 2021
It’s fantastic news that Howe is feeling better and will be able to take the Arsenal match on Saturday. Hopefully, he’ll also be able to work with the lads in training today.