HARTLEPOOL United manager Graeme Lee has returned to the training ground to carry out his duties following a period of self isolation.

The Pools boss tested positive for Covid in the build up to their defeat to Rochdale on Easter Monday and was forced to miss the game.

He was also absent for the weekend’s defeat to Swindon Town with assistant manager Micky Nelson stepping into his role. It’s understood Lee was testing negative but the club approached the side of caution to prevent further infection to any playing or club staff.

Lee will now be in the dugout for their next League Two game which is a trip to already relegated Scunthorpe United where Pools will be looked to right the wrongs of the last few weeks having failed to win any of their last seven games.