St Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick has explained his thoughts on St Mirren v Motherwell being forced into a postponement.

In the build-up to this Premiership game, Jim Goodwin’s side had received bad news on the Covid-19 front. Already last month they had to battle issues, forced to sign Zdenek Zlamal on an emergency loan from Hearts after their goalkeeper department was wiped out with positive tests.

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Zlamal was brought in last time. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ahead of their Steelmen clash, two players tested positive with one entering self-isolation. Goodwin said that these players were key to him but the match on Saturday was set to go ahead regardless.

But with just over two hours until kick-off, it was postponed. Another positive case in the St Mirren camp was discovered, forcing many more into self-isolation and leaving Goodwin with 13 senior players, including four goalkeepers.

Buddies chief executive Fitzpatrick has commented on the postponement: “It is very disappointing that we are faced with this situation despite the numerous precautions and safeguards that are in place within the Club.

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“As a result we regret this has caused our game against Motherwell to be postponed.

“This is hugely frustrating for our fans, the players and staff, and for everyone connected with the club. We will be working with the SPFL and relevant health authorities on this matter and will provide an appropriate update when more information is available.

“This once again underlines the absolute necessity of maintaining vigilance to ensure that players, officials and their families minimise the risk of infection to keep everyone safe.”

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