Newcastle United have confirmed that Eddie Howe WILL be in the dugout for tomorrow’s trip to Arsenal.
The new boss tested positive for COVID last week and was forced to sit out of our 3-3 draw with Brentford as a result.
He’s since been stuck in a hotel room on Tyneside, being forced to isolate as per government guidelines, however the club have revealed that he has returned a negative test today – meaning he can return to action ahead of our trip to The Emirates.
Here’s what his right-hand man Jason Tindall has had to say when speaking to the press about Howe’s absence and his influence from afar, insisting he’s still played a ‘big part’ in the build up to tomorrow’s game:
“There’s a big change in how Ed’s felt as week has progressed.
“He struggled physically Sun/Mon/Tue & wanted to sleep – but there’s now a difference in his voice.”
“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.”
“You want your leader here with you, but there was nothing we could do. He’s still had a very big input.
“I’m still in the hotel too – but this us where modern day technology has come in handy.
“It’s a but strange but we’ve just got in with it.”
“You want your manager here with you.
“We’ve missed him as a group of staff and I’m sure the players have missed seeing him at the training ground.
“We’re certainly looking forward to having him back.”