St Mirren v Hibs tomorrow afternoon will go ahead despite fears over the home side’s COVID-19 situation.

The Paisley club revealed on Thursday that Jak Alnwick had been given a positive virus test. Whilst unnamed aft first, Jim Goodwin was forced to reveal the identity of the player, after Alnwick’s housemate Lee Hodson had a period of self-isolation confirmed by Hamilton.

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Alnwick got a positive test. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It was set to be game on in spite of Alnwick’s test but a second positive test at the Buddies confirmed late on Thursday night changed things.

Following this diagnosis for an unknown player, the game was cast into doubt. But now it’s been confirmed that the game will go ahead by the Joint Response Group.

Another postponement would cause a fixture backlog, although health and safety will obviously be the club’s first priority.

However, it has been deemed safe to play their match with Hibs tomorrow, so Jack Ross will take his team to Paisley to face his former side. Both teams head into this off the back of 1-0 defeats, losing to St Johnstone and Aberdeen respectively last time out.

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