St Mirren record positive Covid-19 cases ahead of Celtic clash | Football News

St Mirren canceled training after some players tested positive for Covid-19.

The club is awaiting further PCR test results, however, Wednesday night’s game against Celtic is still expected to go on.

Jim Goodwin’s team was not expected to play a match this weekend due to the League Cup final between Celtic and Hibernian.

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Jim Goodwin’s side will face Celtic in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday

A statement on the club’s website reads:

“The St Mirren Football Club can confirm that, following recent lateral flow tests, we have sadly received a number of positive COVID-19 cases.

“Training has been suspended, but at the moment our next matches will go on anyway. We will continue to monitor the situation in the next few days.

“The health and well-being of our players and staff remain our top priority.

“St Mirren Football Club will make no further comment at this time.” `

State teams under the SPFL rules must have 13 fit players, including a goalkeeper, for a match to take place and, in addition, 10 of the players must be over 18 years of age.

Covid restrictions in Scotland tightened

People in Scotland should limit socialization to just three families amid rising cases of the Omicron variant, Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.

Introducing the guidelines ahead of the holiday season, Ms Sturgeon said, “We are not asking you to cancel or change your plans and we are not proposing limits on the size of family reunions.”

He added: “My key request today is this: before and immediately after Christmas, please minimize your social intermingling with other families as much as possible.

“However, if you plan to socialize, at home or in public places indoors, we ask that you limit the number of families represented in your group to a maximum of three. And make sure you take a test before you go.”

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