St Mirren have moved to strengthen their fight against Covid-19 with two key appointments.

The Buddies have had their last two Scottish Premiership matches with Motherwell and Hamilton postponed due to a virus outbreak in Paisley.

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Frustration for Jim Goodwin’s side. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They haven’t had it easy with Covid-19, receiving a batch of false positives in the summer whilst also having their goalkeeper department wiped out last month.

Now they have made two appointments to help deal with their situation. Former Scottish Police Federation chairman Brian Docherty has been appointed as St Mirren’s first safeguarding and quality manager and risk management expert Dr Kevin Pollock arrives to review and enhance the club’s internal processes.

Speaking on these appointments, St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick said: “The postponement of our two games following positive tests amongst playing staff was disappointing.

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Making moves to strengthen. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

“Everyone associated with the club has a paramount duty to do whatever it takes to make sure we absolutely minimize the risk of any infection. That’s why we have appointed Brian and Kevin, both of whom have close and longstanding links to the club, to help us tackle this continued very real risk to society and our club.

“These two senior appointments significantly strengthen the infrastructure within the club and will enhance our capabilities. Every single member of staff at the club, at all levels, knows that our approach to this challenge has to be as professional and robust as possible.

“We are committed to leaving no stone unturned and look forward to the contribution both Brian and Kevin will make.”

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