Raith Rovers have released a statement on the club’s website revealing that the club is dealing with an outbreak of Covid-19 at the club.
A number of players and members of the club’s backroom staff have been affected, and as a result the club has requested to the SPFL that Saturday’s game against Inverness is postponed. At the time of writing, the club are yet to receive a response to the request.
Latest team to have problem
Raith is just the latest in a number of teams in Scottish football who have to deal with the ongoing pandemic. Probably the most high-profile is Celtic, who have 13 players isolating following a trip to Dubai.
There has also been issues at St Mirren and Kilmarnock too, who appealed after being awarded 3-0 defeats after having to postpone fixtures.
In an attempt to control the ongoing pandemic, the Scottish football leagues below the Championship were recently suspended until the end of January.
Despite the outbreak at Raith, you have to imagine that the authorities will be keen for professional football to go on.
Nobody wants repeat of curtailed season
Nobody wants a repeat of last year, when the season was brought to an early end in March. As for Raith, it remains to be seen if the game is postponed.
You have to imagine that the club had no other option but to take this step, as no club wants a backlog of fixtures to deal with.
Unfortunately there could well be some more Covid related outbreaks in Scottish football before the season ends. That is what football has to deal with at the moment.