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St Johnstone players to miss semi after positive Covid tests

The Perth side take on St Mirren at Hampden on Sunday for a place in the Scottish Cup final.

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Four St Johnstone players will miss their Scottish Cup semi-final following two positive Covid tests.

Two players tested positive for the virus with another two having to self-isolate due to government guidelines.

The League Cup holders will take on St Mirren at Hampden on Sunday as they aim to complete a domestic cup double.

St Johnstone said: “The club can today confirm that two members of our playing staff have tested positive for Covid-19. They will both be missing from the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday against St Mirren.

“Thankfully, after the latest round of testing, all results were negative. However, as a result of the positive tests, two other players have been forced to self-isolate due to government guidelines. The two players in question tested negative.

We feel our staff adhered to the guidelines and this has been largely outwith our control. It’s very unfortunate for four of our players to miss out on the important game on Sunday, however, we wish all of them well and their health and wellbeing will always be our priority.

“We will keep our supporters updated if we need to share further information.”