Stuart Armstrong, Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie will miss Scotland’s crucial Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel on Thursday after Armstrong checked positive for coronavirus.
Armstrong is to separate for 10 days while close contacts Tierney and Christie are required to self-isolate for 14 days from Tuesday, October 6.
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A Scottish FA statement validated Armstrong initially checked negative when showing up for Scotland training on Monday, however then saw a supplementary UEFA test return a positive result on Wednesday morning.
All other members of the squad returned negative outcomes, but Tierney and Christie – plus one physio therapist and one masseur – were all considered to have actually come in close contact with Armstrong.
Scotland head coach Steve Clarke also exposed defenders Scott McKenna and Liam Palmer, plus assaulter Oliver Burke, will miss all 3 matches through injury.
Clarke said: “We have actually lost six gamers from the squad.
Tierney out of Guy City clash, Christie to miss Old Firm derby
The 10- day duration of self-isolation for Armstrong means he might return for Southampton in their next Premier League match at Chelsea on October 17.
For Arsenal protector Tierney nevertheless, the 14- day self-isolation implies he is set to miss their league match at Manchester City on October 17, reside on Sky Sports
Celtic midfielder Christie – who scored in Scotland’s 1-1 draw with Israe l in September – is set to miss out on the Old Firm derby versus Rangers, also set up for October 17, live on Sky Sports
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It read: “Our medical team have actually verified that Kieran was socially remote at all times from the gamer who evaluated favorable and has broken no rules relating to COVID-19 procedures.
Scottish federal government position
A Scottish federal government spokesperson said: “Our national guidance is clear – if you are determined as a close contact of somebody who has checked positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), you will be asked to self-isolate instantly for 14 days.
” Contact tracing is being carried out across Scotland, both within Health Boards and by the National Contact Tracing Centre run by NSS Scotland, using established, attempted and tested contact tracing techniques, underpinned by nationwide assistance to make sure a constant technique.
” Now as the national manager I have to make sure we get the group on the pitch in the right frame of mind and all set to go for a favorable result.
” We were working towards one group and now we have to change that.
” Although it is disappointing for the ones who have actually had to drop out because of the scenario, the ones who are going to get a possibility to play – what an opportunity.
Robertson: We need to pull together
Captain Andrew Robertson stated his side should “focus on football” in spite of the disruption.
” We can’t control what has actually taken place, no one can,” the Liverpool defender said. “We can’t get the three players back unfortunately. That is the cards we have actually been dealt and we can’t alter that. We all need to pull together now. It’s up to us to focus on football now.
” The supervisor called up everybody up due to the fact that they are great enough for Scotland. We know what is at stake. There is a reward there tomorrow night. Whatever team the supervisor puts out will all be inspired.”
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Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell added: “We were made aware of the favorable test this morning and I restate Steve’s view that the health and safety of those included is paramount. We will maintain constant discussion with Dr John MacLean to guarantee that those who are required to self-isolate are offered the full support of the Scottish FA in conjunction with their clubs and companies.
” Similarly, the procedures and procedures in location are developed to ensure that the staying members of the team – who have all returned 2 rounds of unfavorable tests – can continue to get ready for the forthcoming matches in a safe and safe environment.”
Celtic: Over-riding issue is for health of gamers and staff
Celtic provided a declaration on Wednesday evening. It read: “Plainly we are disappointed and annoyed to learn these days’s news, nevertheless, our over-riding concern is of course the health of the gamers and personnel concerned.
” It is of course disappointing that this has occurred throughout the worldwide break but it is something which shows the numerous challenges clubs presently deal with.
” Celtic’s rigorous testing programme continues.
” The Celtic team based at Lennoxtown have all again returned negative test results today. In addition all other gamers currently on worldwide task, outwith Odsonne (Edouard) as reported the other day, have reported negative tests.”