Stephen Robinson has opened up on the situation at Motherwell following a positive Covid-19 test within their ranks.

The virus has wrecked havoc upon the SPFL season so far, St Mirren most recently having to postpone a game with the Steelmen due to an outbreak in their camp.

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St Mirren have had issues. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Motherwell haven’t played in almost a month after their fixture previous to that, a trip to Kilmarnock, was also postponed due to a Covid outbreak at Rugby Park.

Now the Well themselves have been hit, one player testing positive. Nobody other than the player has to enter self-isolation and all players and staff have been tested again as a precautionary measure.

Manager Robinson has described where Motherwell sit with the predicament: “We’ve had a positive case ourselves on Tuesday and got that confirmed yesterday and they are self-isolating.

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Positive case at Fir Park. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“We are certainly not immune to it. St Mirren, Kilmarnock, every club is having it in world football. Standard Liege had it last night, Scotland had it, and we are just going to have to cope with it. I spoke to Jim Goodwin (St Mirren manager) during the week and I have every sympathy with everybody who is dealing with it. We are dealing with it now as well. You are relying on other people, to track and trace and different people, whether you get that information quickly or have to wait a couple of days.

 

“We had a positive, all the rest of the staff and players tested negative, we have already retested this morning as a precautionary measure, and I think that highlights in Scottish football we are catching it, we are isolating the people that have it.

“We are not going to get rid of it, Scottish football isn’t going to get rid of it, world football isn’t going to get rid of it. People are paid a lot more money than us to find cures to that and hopefully they do that sooner rather than later.

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“We’re really looking forward to a game, but it’s the world we live in at the moment. The biggest frustration is trying to cram the games back n again when you have a small squad, but look we are no different to any other team, apart from the top two or three who have smaller squads.

“We are happy to play football in any shape or form and we are going to have to deal with what is in front of us. This is now an issue that is going to keep going. I don’t think there is an advantage or disadvantage, it’s just out in society and we have to cope with it.”

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