And with the group now back – those who have returned negative coronavirus tests – the prospect of the Magpies resuming their Premier League season this weekend remains, at this stage, alive.
Newcastle United are due to host Slaven Bilic’s West Brom at St James’s Park on Saturday.
Last weekend’s trip to Aston Villa was called off after United reportedly returned significant numbers of positive tests among the playing and coaching staff.
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As a result the club’s training base was closed down while the source of the outbreak was investigated and the spread contained.
Today, the Magpies issued a statement confirming the players were allowed back to train.
“Newcastle United's players will train at the Training Centre today following a temporary closure last week due to a rise in Covid-19 cases,” the statement read.
“Those who had tested positive will follow relevant protocols before returning. Thanks for your messages of support to our players & staff.”
Newcastle United’s players have not been in action since Friday, November 27 – the club’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Three players and one member of staff returned positive tests prior to that fixture, with that number quickly escalating in post-match tests.
It has been reported their have been up to 14 positive tests in United’s footballing bubble the last week or so – that number, however, is yet to be officially confirmed.