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Game in doubt as more St Mirren players test positive for Covid-19

Three players and a member of the backroom staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

Game in doubt as more St Mirren players test positive for Covid-19 SNS Group

Three St Mirren players and a member of the club’s backroom staff have tested positive for coronavirus, putting Saturday’s match against Hamilton in doubt.

It’s the fourth time that the club have been affected by Covid-19 and positive tests.

The club received four positive results from their last round of testing and are now holding talks with NHS Test and Protect to learn if any other members of the playing squad will have to self-isolate.

Missing players could see the club struggle to fulfill the Premiership game against Accies discussions have taken place with the football authorities.

St Mirren were forced to postpone last weekend’s game against Motherwell after positive tests left them unable to put together a matchday squad. Under SPFL rules the circumstances of the postponement are now being investigated.

It’s the fourth time the club have been directly affected by the virus since teams returned from lockdown. In August seven staff members tested positive initially, only for a second screening to report only one had the virus.

Soon after, three goalkeepers were ruled out ahead of a league match against Hibs, with the club signing Zdenek Zlamal on an emergency loan to contest the game.

St Mirren have insisted that they are following all protocols and have expended their testing programme to include the youth team in order to get enough players to face Hamilton. However, with the club still to learn how many players will have to self-isolate after the latest positive tests they could find themselves unable to field enough players.