Stuart Armstrong returned with a bang on Sunday afternoon as the Scotland midfielder helped Southampton to a fine win.
Earlier this month whilst on international duty with the national team, the Southampton star was diagnosed with Covid-19 following a positive result in a routine round of testing.
It left him unavailable for the crucial triple-header against Israel, Slovakia and Czech Republic, Scotland battling on to claim three narrow victories.
With so much news surrounding the effects of Covid-19, there was obvious concern for Armstrong’s health. But thankfully, he was able to make a scheduled return to Southampton action on Sunday.
His return was met with a fine result too, the Saints beating previously undefeated Everton 2-0 at St. Mary’s. Goals for James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams sealed an impressive victory.
Armstrong did a remarkable job of lasting 86 minutes on his return to action. It’s a boost for Scotland ahead of the Euro 2020 play-off final next month.