Scotland avoid Covid-19 disaster after John Fleck's positive test

Scotland avoid a Covid-19 disaster after John Fleck’s positive test… with SIX withdrawn stars set to be back involved against Luxembourg

  • John Fleck tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, putting Scotland on alert
  • An additional six players were removed from the squad, including John McGinn
  • Fleck continues to isolate, but the six are set to be available to play Luxembourg 

Scotland are confident they have avoided an outbreak of Covid-19 within their squad.

Midfielder John Fleck will be forced to remain in his hotel room at their Spanish training camp until the middle of next week having tested positive on Monday.

That case led to six other players being withdrawn from the group that travelled to Portugal for Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Holland.

Scotland’s John Fleck is isolating in his hotel room after testing positive for Covid on Monday

The Tartan Army were fearing a widespread outbreak but believe they have contained the virus

But goalkeeper David Marshall, defenders Grant Hanley, Nathan Patterson and Stephen O’Donnell, midfielder John McGinn and striker Che Adams have all trained in recent days and are set to feature against Luxembourg on Sunday.

Boss Steve Clarke said: ‘John is still in his room. He needs to isolate until the middle of next week.

‘But the rest of the boys are training as normal. You can expect to see them play (against Luxembourg). Everyone apart from John is fit and available for the game.

John McGinn was among the players who had to be removed from the squad after the positive

‘They (the six players) trained every day, so there was no setback physically.’

There were fears that Fleck’s case could lead to the spread of the virus within the squad on the eve of their first major tournament in 23 years. However, every other player has since returned only negative tests.

Scotland kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Czech Republic at Hampden Park a week on Monday.

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