Newcastle boss Eddie Howe to miss first game vs Brentford after positive COVID-19 test

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Eddie Howe will miss his first game in charge of Newcastle after testing positive for COVID-19. The new Magpies boss was due to be in the dugout for the first time at St James’ Park tomorrow against Brentford but he will now have to isolate for 10 days…

Howe said: “I’m very disappointed that I won’t be there with you all at St. James’ Park tomorrow, but it is incredibly important that I follow the guidelines and self-isolate.

“I’d like to reassure everyone that I feel fine, and while this is unwelcome news for me, I know it hasn’t derailed our preparations for what is an important game.

“I have been, and will be, in constant communication with my coaching team and the players, both tomorrow and during the week, and I know they will be giving everything on and off the pitch.”

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