Rangers-Motherwell match delay over Covid-19 test results

Game was due to kick off at 6pm

Motherwell players arrive at Ibrox.
Motherwell players arrive at Ibrox.

Rangers have been forced to delay their first game at Ibrox since March by two hours while they wait for the results of Covid-19 tests.

Steven Gerrard's side were due to kick-off against Motherwell at 6pm but the match has now been pushed back until 8pm.

Motherwell said in a tweet: "As things stand, both clubs are waiting for the outcome of some of their Covid-19 tests but have been told that we will receive them prior to kick off."

Motherwell's on-loan winger Jake Hastie arrives at Ibrox before the delayed pre-season friendly against his parent club, Rangers.

Motherwell then provided an update to say they can take to the field at Ibrox.

In a new tweet, the Fir Park club said: "We have received our Covid-19 test results. All of our players and staff have tested negative.

"We are now travelling to Ibrox ahead of the planned 8pm kick-off, as we await confirmation of Rangers' negative test results."

Hibernian and Ross County were forced to cancel a planned friendly clash on Saturday after results of their weekly tests were not returned in time.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

Earlier on Wednesday it was confirmed by Scottish football's Joint Response Group that there had been no new cases of Covid-19 reported following tests carried out between Monday, July 13 and Sunday, July 19.


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