Following a positive Covid-19 test within the Newcastle United camp during routine testing, Newcastle will now be sending an U23 squad to The EnviroVent Stadium on Sunday.Magpies Manager Steve Bruce explained: "I have spoken to Simon Weaver, who was very understanding, and I would like to apologise to any Harrogate supporters who have bought tickets thinking first team players were coming.
"Ultimately, we have to follow the advice from medical professionals and take proactive steps to protect players and we simply can't mix up the dressing rooms, which was our initial plan.”
A statement from Newcastle United read : "Newcastle United can confirm that goalkeeper Karl Darlow has received a positive Covid-19 test result during routine testing at the club's pre-season training camp near York.
"In line with coronavirus protocols, Darlow is required to self-isolate for ten days. All other players and staff within the first team group have returned further negative test results following additional testing.
"As a result, Newcastle United will now send a first team squad to York City on Sunday, while an Under-23s squad will travel to Harrogate Town to minimise mixing between the groups."