Jason Tindall set for media duties at Newcastle United as Eddie Howe 'waits on Covid-19 test'

Jason Tindall will face the media as Eddie Howe waits to discover if he will be in the dugout at the Emirates Stadium.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 6:00 am

Howe missed last weekend’s 3-3 home draw against Brentford, the first fixture since his appointment as head coach, after testing positive for Covid-19 on the eve of the game. The 43-year-old has been isolating in his hotel room since the positive test.

Tindall will speak to the media tomorrow ahead of the relegation-threatened club’s Premier League game against Arsenal on Saturday.

And the Daily Mail report that Howe will be able to take the fixture if he tests negative for Covid-19, as his symptoms have been “traced back to at least 10 days before the game”.

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Speaking after the Brentford game, Tindall, Howe’s assistant, said: “Hopefully, we can have Ed back before the Arsenal game. We’re just waiting on the doctor for that. That’s a little bit out of our hands and control.”

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