Scottish football has once more been affected by Covid-19. This time it is Hamilton who have to deal with the problem.
Hamilton boss Brian Rice has disclosed that one player has tested positive for Coronavirus.
The as yet unnamed player will obviously miss out on Hamilton’s upcoming fixtures against Livingston, Celtic and St Johnstone.
Games will go ahead
However, the good news is that Rice has revealed that no other player has tested positive for the virus, and Hamilton are in no danger of having to postpone any of their upcoming fixtures.
The last team in the Scottish Premiership to be badly affected by the virus was Dundee United. A host of players and manager Micky Mellon missed the recent game against Livingston.
However, Mellon is now back managing the team, and no Dundee United fixtures had to be cancelled.
Teams will be desperate to avoid fixture cancellations
Teams will be desperate to avoid having to cancel fixtures, in case a 3-0 defeat is awarded against them. Hamilton have benefited from that this season. They were awarded a 3-0 win over St Mirren, as that club had been found guilty of breaching virus protocols.
It looks like clubs will just have to get used to deal with the virus until the players are vaccinated. As Rice says in the comments reported by Charters, the new Covid-19 strain is a concern, and every Scottish football club will hope that they don’t get affected.
For now though, Rice and Hamilton can go ahead with planning for their next game, against Livingston tomorrow night.