St Johnstone Head of Football Operations Scott Boyd says four players at the Perth club have been forced to isolate through positive Covid-19 tests ahead of Scottish Cup semi-final weekend.

The McDiarmid Park side will play St Mirren this Sunday as they remarkably look to lift silverware for the second time this season after winning the League Cup. But Boyd has confirmed two players will miss out after picking up the virus, another couple self-isolating.

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Positive tests at St Johnstone. (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He said: “The Football Club can today confirm that two members of our playing staff have tested positive for Covid-19. They will both be missing from the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday against St Mirren. Thankfully, after the latest round of testing, all results were negative.

“However, as a result of the positive tests, two other players have been forced to self-isolate due to Government guidelines. The two players in question tested negative.  We feel our staff adhered to the guidelines and this has been largely outwith our control.

“It’s very unfortunate for four of our players to miss out on the important game on Sunday. However, we wish all of them well and their health and wellbeing will always be our priority. We will keep our supporters updated if we need to share further information. Callum and the players will now focus on Sunday’s game.”

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