Major concern at Newcastle as club’s entire first-team squad forced into isolation

A Covid-19 outbreak at Premier League outfit Newcastle United has forced the entirety of Steve Bruce’s squad into self isolation.

Newcastle hit hard

Fears first began to spread within the Magpies’ camp last week, when a pair of players, along with an employee at the club, returned positive coronavirus tests.

Further checks were carried out over the days that followed, with another two squad members having subsequently also tested positive for the virus on Sunday.

This came less than 48 hours after Steve Bruce’s men had taken to the pitch, bagging an impressive 3 points courtesy of a last-gasp 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.