Jim Goodwin is ‘more frustrated than anything else’ after a positive Covid-19 test ruled the St Mirren manager out of Saturday’s game with Celtic.

The Irishman will be forced to guide his team from home as the positive test forces him into isolation. Saints are looking for their first win of the Scottish Premiership season against a Celtic side who have scored 18 goals in five matches. Assistant manager Lee Sharp says Saints haven’t had any close contacts from Goodwin’s results.

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Goodwin is out the Celtic game. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ahead of the Celtic trip, St Mirren’s assistant said: “Jim’s doing ok. He wasn’t feeling great on Tuesday night, despite being fine during the day. From that he had a PCR test. He’s got a bit of a cough, but other than that he’s more frustrated than anything else.

“There were no close contacts. Luckily enough on Tuesday we did a lot of our preparation and in terms of that there was no close contacts at all. He was in his office doing his business in there, so thankfully everybody’s all good.

 

“We’re up against a team that’s bang in form at the moment, playing some really good football. We’re under no illusions of the enormity of the task ahead. But we go there as prepared as we always are. The manager’s implemented what he wants early in the week and now we go there with our game plan in mind.

“It’s going to be tough, but if we implement our game plan we can make it as hard as possible for them. We can take encouragement from the fact we went there in January and won. You’ve got to be positive when you go there.”

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