Newcastle United players have returned to full training following last week’s closure of its facility because several players and staff tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Sky Sports reported that Newcastle’s home league match against West Bromwich Albion would now go ahead as scheduled on Saturday.

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An increase in the number of positive cases forced the team to lodge a request to postpone last Friday’s game at Aston Villa, which was approved by the Premier League Board.

It was the first Premier League fixture postponed because of COVID-19 since last season resumed in June.

Newcastle is 13th in the table with 14 points from 10 games

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