Celtic to face St Mirren despite COVID-19 outbreak in Saints camp

Celtic will face St Mirren tomorrow despite an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Saints camp. There had been concerns that the Paisley side’s crisis would result in a request to postpone the game given the volume of players missing. However, the Scottish Sun reports that the St Mirren hierarchy have decided against this but have instead asked to recall a number of loan players.

The report claims that eight first-team regulars are amongst the players that are missing for the game in Paisley as the newly-crowned League Cup winners arrive on League duty. Jim Goodwin’s side will likely be comprised of youngsters as they look to benefit financially from a travelling Celtic support.

Celtic have their own concerns with players missing out. Jota, Giorgos Giakoumakis, Christopher Jullien, Albian Ajeti and James Forrest are still out. Kyogo and Mikey Johnston both returned as the Celts lifted their first trophy under Ange Postecoglou but both were subsequently subbed off. It remains to be seen whether or not they will be fit enough to continue in Paisley or whether they’ll need extra time for recovery.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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