Scotland U21s have been hit with further Covid-19 problems following reports Livingston’s Rangers loanee Robby McCrorie received a positive virus test earlier this week.

Gary Holt’s on-loan Rangers keeper will likely miss this afternoon’s match against St Mirren after a suspected positive test following international duty.

Dundee United v Livingston - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

The on-loan Rangers keeper has been diagnosed with the virus (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now a further two Premiership players have tested positive for the virus and will miss this weekend’s matches. All players affected were in the squad for the midweek Euro qualifier in Greece.

Emergency talks involving the Scottish FA, Scottish Government and health authorities were held before Saturday’s fixtures to get to the bottom of this outbreak.

Following the meeting, a conclusion has been reached that a further eight players and two coaches will be made to self-isolate under the close contact rule.

Scotland Under 21 v Croatia U21 - UEFA Under 21 Championship

A blow for several clubs.
(Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Scotland U21s manager Scot Gemmill had named a 22-man squad for the matches against Croatia and Greece.

The squad returned to their respective countries where their domestic teams are based as early as Wednesday morning.

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