Motherwell's players travel to Celtic in separate cars as Ange Postecoglou speaks on Covid situation

Motherwell’s players all travelled to Celtic Park in separate cars as confusion continues to reign over rules regarding the new Covid-19 variant omicron.

Motherwell's players walk over after arriving in their cars at Celtic Park.
Motherwell's players walk over after arriving in their cars at Celtic Park.

Clubs are unsure whether they will need to isolate all close contacts of a positive case or be able to keep them eligible to play via testing. Comments from national clinical director Jason Leitch have contradicted earlier guidance and Scotland’s football outfits are looking for clarity on the issue.

In the meantime, Motherwell took no chances with their cinch Premiership clash with Celtic on Sunday, with each individual arriving in separate cars to minimise risk.

Fir Park manager Graham Alexander said: "We had to turn up in our cars. We only got the information on Saturday night so we had to play it safe and come in our cars, which isn't ideal, but there's a lot of things that have to change when rules are put in place and the pandemic is going on.

"We will try and work the best way we can but I have seen other managers talking about clarity and hopefully we have because we have a couple of long trips coming up – I don't fancy going up in cars to Ross County on the 29th. Every staff member, every player all came up separately in their cars."


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Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou said on the Covid situation: “We’re just waiting on clear guidance. There have been some sort of protocols put in place.

“We’ve been pretty good at following the Covid guidelines, very good actually, within the club. We’ll continue to do that.

“It’s obviously an issue around the world, around sport and football in particular, but we’ll do what we’ve always done and follow the protocols, make sure we’re doing the right thing and make sure we’re organised so that it doesn’t affect us.”