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Killie and St Mirren given 3-0 defeats after Covid breaches

Kilmarnock and St Mirren failed to make sure players observed physical distancing.

Killie and St Mirren given 3-0 defeats after Covid breaches SNS Group

Kilmarnock and St Mirren have both been consigned to 3-0 defeats after being found guilty of breaching coronavirus protocols.

Motherwell have been awarded 3-0 wins over both sides, while Hamilton have been handed a 3-0 victory over St Mirren after positive Covid-19 tests caused games to be postponed.

A Scottish Professional Football League statement declared that Kilmarnock’s breaches included a failure of physical distancing on a coach and during a pre-match meal.

St Mirren admitted the same breaches plus “failing to provide suitable facilities to enable players to observe physical distancing at training and also accepted that players had been car sharing to and from training”.

St Mirren stated they were “disappointed” with the outcome of the SPFL disciplinary hearing.

A statement added: “The club operated honestly throughout the whole process and will review its position before issuing a further response.”

Kilmarnock said in a brief statement: “The club is bitterly disappointed by the outcome of the SPFL disciplinary case. We are in discussions with our legal representatives and will make further comment in due course.