Celtic have released another social media statement in the wake of Ryan Christie being forced to self isolate after coming into contact with former Celtic midfielder, Sturt Armstrong who has tested positive for the virus.
It comes off the back of Odsonne Edouard contracting the virus while out on international duty and sees Ryan ruled out of the Glasgow Derby.
It’s a precarious time for Celtic but like yesterday evening, they moved to quell rumours more players could be forced to self isolate or test positive.
Statement from #CelticFC on today’s @ScotlandNT announcement:
Clearly we are disappointed and frustrated to learn of today’s news, however, our over-riding concern is of course the health of the players and staff concerned.
It is of course disappointing that this has arisen during the international break but it is something which shows the many challenges clubs currently face.
Celtic’s rigorous testing programme continues.
The Celtic squad based at Lennoxtown have all again returned negative test results today. In addition all other players currently on international duty, outwith Odsonne as reported yesterday, have reported negative tests.
Kieran Tierney has also been told to self isolate but his club Arsenal are furious after Kieran stressed he took every precaution when it came to distancing from all his Scotland teammates – including Stuart Armstrong.
Celtic seem clear they will not protest Ryan’s isolation and will move forward the next two weeks without the midfielder.