Livingston have issued a statement following Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie’s positive Covid-19 test.
It had been reported before the Lions’ match with St Mirren that the on-loan Rangers keeper had contracted the virus. That has now been confirmed by the West Lothian outfit.
Scotland U21s are currently the centre of a Covid-19 outbreak, causing havoc for several clubs across the Premiership.
Aberdeen are missing Lewis Ferguson, Connor McLennan and Robby’s brother Ross McCrorie for their trip to Rangers. Max Stryjek took the number one jersey at the weekend as Livi lost 1-0 to St Mirren.
After this match they have released a statement, the Lions adamant that all guidelines and regulations have been adhered to appropriately.
“Livingston Football Club can confirm that Robby McCrorie has tested positive for COVID-19 following his return from international duty,” a statement reads.
“This is an individual, isolated case and the player immediately went into self-isolation and booked an NHS test as per government guidelines.
“As it stands, due to club protocols and procedures that are in place and strictly adhered to, no other squad members or staff members have tested positive in that round of testing, and no one has been required to isolate under contact tracing procedure.”
Motherwell are another club affected, the Fir Park club releasing their own statement after Allan Campbell and Barry Maguire had to isolate due to their U21s involvement.
They are seeking answers from Scottish football’s hierarchy: “We were informed shortly after 11am on Saturday morning by the Scottish FA that the pair are required to self-isolate, as a result of three members of the Scotland Under 21 squad testing positive for the virus.
“Both Allan and Barry tested negative when they were tested by Motherwell FC on their return to Fir Park on Wednesday.
“However, the Scottish FA have informed us that due to the seating arrangements on flights and buses in Greece, our players are required to isolate under trace and protect procedures.
“We were first notified of the potential need to exclude Allan and Barry at 9:30pm on Friday night. They will now be obliged to isolate for 14 days. As a result of what has happened, we will write to the Scottish FA on a number of points on which we believe urgent answers are required.”