Journalist reveals what NUFC players have now been told as club confirm 2-week shut down

After it was made official this morning that there’ll be THREE-week suspension of all English Football matches, the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder has revealed the plans Newcastle have put in place as a result.

The north-east reporter reveals that the club’s Benton training base has now been ‘shut down’, with the players now told to go away and follow individual training programmes set by staff.

Since then, the club have also released a statement, saying we are now “proactively shutting down all on-site football operations at the club’s Training Centre and Academy for a minimum of two weeks”:

This comes after Steve Bruce suggested that the player would NOT be allowed to come into training in groups should the league be put on hold today.

Fortunately, Bruce confirmed in his press conference this morning that no squad members of staff had showed any symptoms of coronavirus so far – and it seems these measured being taken by the club are an attempt to keep it that way.

Considering the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, West Ham, Watford, Leicester and Bournemouth have all had players or staff go into self-isolation after showing signs of the virus, it seems we’ve got lucky up until now.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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