Covid hits Newcastle as several players will miss the West Brom match

Fri 11 December 2020 | 13:22

Steve Bruce revealed he will be without “a big chunk” of players ahead of their Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion.

Newcastle are currently 13


on the league table,

8 points clear of the relegation zone, 

things might get worse for them as the Covid positive tests are coming to hit the club.




Steve Bruce

, would not reveal the identities of the players who have tested positive, he revealed several players of the first-team are affected.

Matheus Pereira

will be absent as he was sent off in the first half of last week’s 5-1 loss to Crystal Palace, the midfielder will begin his three-match suspension following an unsuccessful appeal by his club.

Matt Ritchie


Jake Livermore

are expected to be available for Bruce, as they are coming back from injuries.


provisional squad: Darlow, Gillespie, Manquillo, Lewis, Yedlin, Dummett, Lascelles, Fernandez, Schar, Krafth, Clark, Hayden, S Longstaff, Hendrick, Shelvey, Ritchie, Murphy, M. Longstaff, Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Wilson, Joelinton, Carroll.

West Brom

provisional squad: Johnstone, Button, Furlong, Gibbs, Bartley, Ajayi, Ivanovic, Kipre, O’Shea, Livermore, Phillips, Diangana, Grosicki, Harper, Krovinovic, Gallagher, Sawyers, Edwards, Robinson, Austin, Grant.

source: SportMob

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