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Hamilton awarded 3-0 cup win after Albion Rovers Covid cases

Albion Rovers have been forced to pull out of the tie after three players had to self-isolate.

Hamilton awarded 3-0 cup win after Albion Rovers Covid cases SNS

Hamilton Academical have been awarded a 3-0 league cup win over Albion Rovers informed the SPFL they couldn’t fulfil the fixture.

The League Two side reported that three players are self-isolating after one tested positive for coronavirus and the other two were showing symptoms.

Albion Rovers are liaising with the Scottish FA and Test and Protect to establish whether any other players or staff will need to self-isolate.

An SPFL spokesman said: “Consistent with the announcements in respect of the Dundee v Forfar Athletic and Falkirk v Kilmarnock matches, any team unable or unwilling to field a team in a Betfred Cup Round 1 group stage tie, will forfeit the match on the basis of a 3-0 defeat.

“Accordingly, Hamilton Academical have been awarded a 3-0 win in the tie. 

“We wish the affected players the very best in their recovery and will continue to liaise with Albion Rovers in the coming days.”