Newcastle player confirms coronavirus symptoms & club tell midfielder told to self-isolate

Newcastle United have recalled Rotherham loan star Dan Barlaser and told him to self-isolate after a period of training.

This comes from Rotherham boss Paul Warne, who’s confirmed that the midfielder returned to Tyneside yesterday – with it appearing to be a club policy that all players connected to NUFC are in self-isolation.

Elsewhere, Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot has also confirmed this week that he and his family are self-isolating after showing symptoms of the coronavirus.

This emerged following his altercation with Piers Morgan on social media, which can be seen via the tweets below:

Back to Barlaser, who’s been one of Rotherham’s key players in their push to earn promotion back to the Championship, here’s what their manager has had to say today following his return to Tyneside:

“Yesterday, Dan Barlaser got called back from Newcastle. They didn’t want him to train. They wanted him to self-isolate.

“They kindly contacted me, and said this is Newcastle’s policy.

“They want everyone to self-isolate, and they’d appreciate if I understood and allowed Dan to do the same thing.”

It’s good to see the club are taking this matter seriously and insisting that ALL players on our books follow club policy.

As for Elliot, we hope he and his family stay at home and recover should any of them have picked up the virus.

Hopefully this gives hims more time to silence Piers Morgan on social media!

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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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