Aston Villa have confirmed that the club will back the Premier League’s decision to postpone the fixture against Newcastle United later this week.
The Tyneside club have had a Coronavirus outbreak and their training ground has been shut down by Public Health England.
Newcastle United launched a request to the Premier League to postpone their fixture against Aston Villa that was due to take place on the 4th of December and the Premier League have now accepted their request after a board meeting today.
Steve Bruce’s side were unable to train and prepare for Friday’s game because their training ground was shut down to contain the Coronavirus and therefore the decision from the Premier League is understandable.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa issued an official statement on their website thanking the Premier League and Newcastle United for their transparency.
They also wished those affected at Newcastle United a speedy recovery.
It will be interesting to see the players and the staff at Newcastle United can now recover swiftly in time for their next game.
All the players and the staff will be tested again this week and there will be a meeting with Public Health England and the Premier League to determine whether Newcastle are ready to return to action.
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