Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has confirmed two of his first team stars have again tested positive for Covid-19.
Club captain Jamal Lascelles and star man Allan Saint-Maximin have been confirmed as the two players in question with Bruce stating he has no timescale on their expected return to action.
The Magpies have been battling to contain an internal outbreak of the virus at their Darsley Park training base since the start of the month.
That forced the postponement of their clash with Aston Villa on December 1 but the club has since stated they are confident the situation is now under control.
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