NUFC star announces return to training after overcoming COVID – 2 down, 6 to go ahead of Leeds?

Federico Fernandez has confirmed that he was one of the Newcastle United players to be struck down with Covid-19 over the past fortnight.

This comes via the Argentine’s Instagram page, with him stating on social media that he’s now back in training after making a full recovery from the virus over the weekend.

He was one of several to miss out altogether on Saturday, meaning Isaac Hayden – another player who’s recently recovered from Covid – was forced to slot in at centre-back in our 2-1 win over West Brom.

Here’s his positive Sunday afternoon update:

Although Hayden did brilliantly against the Baggies alongside the reliable Clark, it will be a welcome boost to have our most consistent defender fit for Wednesday’s trip to Leeds.

Elsewhere, it’s worth noting that the likes of Saint-Maximin, Lascelles, Schar, Manquillo, Fraser and Gillespie also missed out on Saturday.

Although this doesn’t mean all of the above had Covid – with a few having injuries before the outbreak – it will be interesting to see if they too return to training over the coming days.

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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.

One thought on “NUFC star announces return to training after overcoming COVID – 2 down, 6 to go ahead of Leeds?

  1. Both our fullbacks have been terrible for most of the season so far.

    Krafth was shocking against West Brom. Never gives anything going forward, don’t think I have seen him hit a cross since we bought him. Defending is poor as well, didn’t stop a single cross all game which eventually cost us the goal.

    Lewis looks nothing like he was at Norwich. Rarely gets forward and gives away lots of stupid fouls. Was also at fault for the goal as didn’t attack the ball.

    Look at Liverpool to see how effective good fullback can be. Don’t need to play 5 at the back to allow them to get forward.

    Bring back Willems asap and get Manquillo back in.

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