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father to two young children. “I know that it’s dangerous – he was 48, not the same age as the players but young, with two young kids, so it’s tragic,” said Potter.

“So of course I would advise that [to get vaccinated], because I don’t want anybody else to go through that.

“But at the same time people will have concerns and we have to respect those and try to work with them, educate and help and make sure people come to a decision that feels right for them. It was obviously devastatin­g to go through and witness that, and tragic for the family.

“I wouldn’t wish that on anybody. “The Premier League cannot force players to get vaccinated. They revealed 11 new positive cases this week, which is the highest since January – when the pandemic was at its height.

Last week Newcastle manager Steve Bruce revealed the true extent of how badly goalkeeper Karl Darlow suffered with the virus, losing weight and ending up in hospital. Players are expected to take a test twice a week but many of them have made it abundantly clear that they still have reservatio­ns about getting jabbed.

 ??  ?? DANGER: Virus put Newcastle goalkeeper Darlow in hospital
DANGER: Virus put Newcastle goalkeeper Darlow in hospital
 ??  ?? TARGET: Chelsea loanee Gilmour
TARGET: Chelsea loanee Gilmour

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