NEWCASTLE have confirmed that Eddie Howe WILL return to the dugout for tomorrow’s clash with Arsenal.

The new Toon boss, 43, was forced to watch his first game in charge last week from his hotel room after testing positive for Covid-19.

Jason Tindall was on the touchline as Newcastle drew a thriller with Brentford 3-3 at St James’ Park.

But after returning a negative Covid-19 test this morning, Howe will be back in the technical area at the Emirates as the Magpies continue their hunt for a first win of the season.

Magpies assistant Tindall said Howe had been ‘knocked for six’ earlier this week but has improved over the last couple of days.

Tindall, who had Covid himself recently, said: “Speaking to Ed, he has felt very similar to when I started to feel my symptoms.

“You feel very up and down – one minute you feel okay and all of a sudden it just knocks you for six and you just need your bed, and you just need to rest and sleep.

“He’s been a little bit like that. Certainly the earlier part of the week he was feeling at his worst. He was sleeping a lot, he was resting a lot.


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