NEWTOWN AFC manager Chris Hughes will not be in attendance at his side’s match tonight after the club announced he is self-isolating.

Hughes’ side are set to take on Haverfordwest this evening, but the Newtown boss will not be watching from the sideline after a family member began showing mild symptoms of Covid-19.

His family member is now awaiting results of a Covid-19 test, meaning Hughes will be self-isolating until results are returned.

Newtown AFC posted on Twitter ahead of the match, confirming assistant manager Callum Mckenzie will be in charge for the fixture.

A spokesman for the club said: “Newtown manager Chris Hughes won’t be in attendance at today’s live fixture with Haverfordwest.

“Chris is self-isolating whilst awaiting a result of a Covid test for a family member who has shown mild symptoms . We wish Chris and his family well at this time.

“The club has followed all protocols which means the Robins boss has to miss today’s game

“Assistant manager Callum Mckenzie will be in charge for today’s game assisted by first team coach Matthew lewis.”

Newtown’s match with Haverfordwest kicks off at 5.45pm.