Newcastle create prayer room for their Muslim stars
Newcastle United have created a prayer room for their Muslim players.
The Mirror says Newcastle United provided the area for Muslim players to worship before matches.
An insider said: "We believe we now have more Muslims in our first team squad than any other team in the Premier League, so it is important to look after them.
"They have been using various rooms at the ground to worship before games. Now they will get a proper prayer room."
The insider added: "Prayer has become an important part of the build up to big games.
"Demba was the most devout of all the players. He would regularly pray before big games, and be joined by team-mates. It helped build a bond between them."