Kilmarnock have released a statement that confirms that two players have tested positive for Covid-19. The players are currently self-isolating and the good news for the club is that this afternoon’s game against St Johnstone goes ahead.

Kilmarnock also disclosed in the statement that no other player or member of staff has tested positive for the virus.

Entire squad had to self-isolate in October

Kilmarnock have had to deal with Covid-19 issues already this season. Back in October, the club’s entire playing squad had to self-isolate for 14 days. Thankfully for the club, the latest outbreak is not as severe.

Rugby Park in the sun

Rugby Park in the sun (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“The club can confirm that two members of the playing staff have tested positive for Covid-19 and are self-isolating at home.” the statement begins.

“In accordance with all Government and JRG guidance, we have been in touch with all of the relevant authorities to make them aware of the situation, and they are satisfied that all protocols have been followed.

Game goes ahead

“All other squad members and staff were tested yesterday (Thursday) and all have returned negative results. Our Premiership match with St Johnstone tomorrow is unaffected, and we wish those affected a speedy recovery” the statement concludes.

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Kilmarnock in action against Aberdeen (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Kilmarnock has a busy schedule in the next few weeks. They are due to face Celtic at Rugby Park on Wednesday night. They then have another five league games in February. The club will be hoping that the outbreak stays at the current low level. If the number of players increases, games may have to be postponed. That is the last thing the club or the SPFL will want.

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