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Howe's ya luck? Howe to miss first game in charge and other sporting news from across the North East

Newcastle United confirmed last night that Eddie Howe will miss his first game in charge after testing positive for Covid-19.

The Magpies, who are second bottom in the Premier League, host Brentford on Saturday at 3pm.

Assistant head coaches Jason Tindall and Graeme Jones will take charge of the team in Howe's absence.

"I'm very disappointed that I won't be there with you all at St James' Park tomorrow," Howe said.

In other fixtures across the North East see below and check out Sportszone on Nova Radio North East from 2pm today.

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  • NUFC v Brentford Today, 15:00–16:30 St. James' Park, Barrack Rd Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Open American Football Recruitment Day Today, 13:00 Druid Park, Druid Park Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Blaydon v Luctonians Today, 14:15 Blaydon Rugby Football Club, Crow Trees Ground, Hexham Rd, Swalwell Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Walking Football - Wallsend Boys Club 18 Nov – 15 Dec Blue Flames, Whitley Park, Whitley Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Walking Football - Foxhunters Pavilion 17 Nov – 15 Dec Linskill Centre, Linskill Terrace, North Shields North Shield

  • 20 NOV [NLN] Spennymoor Town - Gateshead Today, 15:00–17:00 Neil Adams Sports Bar (@ The Brewery Field), Wood Vue Spennymoor

  • 20 NOV Sunderland AFC v Ipswich Town Today, 15:00–17:00 Stadium of Light, Monkwearmouth Sunderland

  • 20 NOV Middlesbrough v Millwall Today, 15:00–17:00 Riverside Stadium Middlesbrough

  • 20 NOV Newcastle United Under 18s v Sunderland U18 Today, 11:00–12:30 Newcastle United Academy, Greenlee Dr, Little Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Morpeth Town vs Matlock Town Today, 15:00–17:00 Craik Park, Morpeth Morpeth

  • 21 NOV NE Score Championships Sun 21 Nov – Mon 22 Nov Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 20 NOV Sunderland Women vs Liverpool Women Today, 19:00 Eppleton Colliery Football Ground, Welfare Rd, Hetton-le-Hole Houghton le Spring

  • 20 NOV Blyth Spartans v Guiseley AFC Today, 15:00–17:00 Croft Park, Plessey Rd Blyth

  • 20 NOV England National League North Today, 18:00 Darlington Darlington

  • 21 NOV Chester le Street Town vs Gateshead FC Ladies Tomorrow, 13:30 Moor Park, Chester Moor Chester-le-Street

  • 20 NOV Boldon CA vs Chester le Street Town Today, 15:00 NE35 9AN, Gibson Ct Boldon Colliery

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