Premier League

DeAndre Yedlin: "It's the same as any other game day as far as trying to go out and get three points"

The Magpies face Sheffield United at St. James' Park on Sunday (kick-off 2pm BST) in what will be their first match since football was suspended in March following the coronavirus outbreak.

Supporters will be unable to watch the games in stadiums - this weekend's match is live on Sky Sports and fans are urged to follow the latest government advice - while there will be protocols for the players and staff to follow, including extra dressing rooms to allow for social distancing, temperature checks on arrival and regular disinfecting of equipment like balls and corner flags.

But Yedlin is looking forward to getting back to action, with nine more league games to play as well as a mouthwatering Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester City.

Sheffield United have enjoyed an excellent first season back in the Premier League after winning promotion last term, and retain genuine aspirations of securing European football for the 2020/21 campaign, but Steve Bruce's men were 2-0 winners when the two sides met at Bramall Lane in December.

The players all 'took a knee' before a training session earlier this month and will wear the message on their shirts, and Seattle-born Yedlin has long been a passionate campaigner against racism.

DeAndre Yedlin admits that Sunday's return to Premier League action could be "odd" - but he insists that, despite the unusual backdrop, Newcastle United's determination to pick up three vital points will be unaffected.

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