Hibs have confirmed that two first-team players have tested positive for Covid-19 this morning, resulting in the postponement of their clash with Ross County this afternoon.

The SPFL announced earlier that the game had been shelved after the Hibees were unable to field a team with a statement from the Easter Road side adding some new details.


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The positive tests were only returned this morning after the squad had travelled north, with a number of others identified as close contacts and forcing the game to be postponed.

Hibs have taken the opportunity to apologise to fans who were on their way to Dingwall for the 3pm kick-off as they put player and staff safety at the forefront.

“Two first-team players have tested positive in the latest round of testing this morning. They have been in close contact to a number of other players in the squad that travelled to Dingwall,” a statement from Hibs said.

“We have taken all appropriate precautions including transporting the squad on two coaches, however in-line with SPFL regulations and guidance, we have no other alternative than to postpone the fixture due to the number of players affected making us unable to field a team.

“The individuals will not be named due to medical confidentiality and those affected will now self-isolate in-line with the protocol.

“The safety of players and staff is absolutely paramount, and after discussions with the SPFL and Ross County, the match will be postponed as we follow Covid-19 regulations.

“We will contact supporters who have tickets for the match at Ross County in due course and apologise for any inconvenience caused for those travelling.”

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