Six Scotland players to miss friendly as coronavirus precaution following John Fleck's positive test
A total of seven Scotland players have not travelled for Wednesday’s Euro 2020 warm-up game against the Netherlands following John Fleck’s positive coronavirus test.
Sheffield United midfielder Fleck contracted the virus – testing positive on Tuesday – despite not showing any symptoms.
David Marshall, Grant Hanley, John McGinn, Che Adams, Stephen O’Donnell and Nathan Patterson have also been told to stay at Scotland’s training base in Spain.
The six players returned negative tests again on Wednesday and could have travelled – but Scotland have taken precaution and are being ultra-careful.
It means head coach Steve Clarke has just 19 players to pick from for the game against the Dutch – with less than two weeks to go until Scotland’s opening Euro 2020 game.
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports ahead of the game, Clarke said: “Every time we come together I’m saying to the lads in training everybody is important and you never know when you’re going to be asked to play.
“Certainly in these uncertain times you never know when you are going to be asked to step up.
“Hopefully they can keep impressing – they’ve all impressed me so far in training.”
Scotland’s final Euro 2020 warm-up match is against Luxembourg on Sunday, live on Sky Sports. Clarke’s side then begin the tournament against the Czech Republic on June 14, before taking on England and Croatia in their other group D fixtures.
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