Celtic’s latest COVID blow as £2.75m signing set for isolation order

CELTIC are on high alert for a COVID-19 outbreak after there was an outbreak within the Scotland U21 camp. Livingston’s Robbie McCrorie tested positive for the virus but STV Sport are reporting that this means that eleven players of Scot Gemmill’s twenty two man squad will need to isolate following the outbreak.

Turnbull joined Celtic for £2.75m earlier this year from Motherwell but has been unable to make himself a mainstay in the starting XI with the re-emergence of Tom Rogic. Whilst the report doesn’t say that Turnbull was one of the names being forced to isolate, three positive cases will be a cause of concern for Lennon. The club may decide not to risk another postponement and may urge the player to stay at home himself even as a precaution.

Stephen Welsh was also on international duty as was loan ‘keeper Ross Doohan. The news that an outbreak with the Livi goalkeeper has lead to the news that two more Premiership players have tested positive.

Celtic survived a scare when Kris Ajer and Moi Elyounoussi were almost forced to quarantine following a return from international duty with Norway. The international break is once again proving to a needless blight on club’s COVID-19 protocols.

Celtic have since confirmed that Turnbull tested positive and will isolate for 10 days.

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