LiveScottish Football LIVE: Edouard and Armstrong positive COVID-19 tests, Christie and Tierney to self-isolate and three more miss play-off, Helander out of Sweden squad

All the latest news, transfer speculation and more from around the SPFL.

Hearts won at Tynecastle last night (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Coronavirus dominated this morning’s news after a positive test for Odsonne Edouard on France under-21 duty and a case wiping out Dundee’s Betfred Cup fixture with Forfar.

And so it continued with Stuart Armstrong returning a positive test while on Scotland duty which rules him out of tomorrow’s match – and Ryan Christie and Kieran Tierney too as both were identified as close contacts of the Southampton midfielder.

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Also on the international front Filip Helander pulled out of Sweden’s squad with an injury.

A busy return for the lower leagues saw big wins for Livingston and Ayr United, with Hearts registering a win over Inverness. There was a Betfred Cup shock though as Hamilton went down 3-1 to Annan Athletic at Galabank

Plenty more to come by the time the day is done, keep up to date in our live blog with all the latest happenings from around the country and beyond.

Scottish Football Live: Coronavirus cancels games and hits Scotland and Celtic players

Last updated: Wednesday, 07 October, 2020, 15:28

  • Stuart Armstrong has positive COVID-19 test ruling midfielder out of Scotland squad
  • Two more squad members identified as close contacts and leave group
  • Odsonne Edouard tests positive for COVID-19 in France
  • More interest in Morelos;  Sow joins Dundee

Oliver Burke and Liam Palmer are also out through injury, as is Scott McKenna who reported for duty as a doubt

Kieran Tierney and Ryan Christie have also been identified as close contacts of Southampton midfielder Armstong and both will now self-isolate - ruling them both out of tomorrow’s play-off with Israel at Hampden

Armstrong out of qualifier

Stuart Armstrong has returned a positive coronavirus test and is out of tomorrow’s match with Israel

Rangers defender Filip Helander is heading back to Glasgow with an injury, say reports in Sweden.

The defender has withdrawn from the national team to face Russia in a friendly tomorrow night and will also miss matches against Croatia and Portugal.

Jack Ross considering playing new man Kyle

Jack Ross is conidering pitching new signing Kyle Magennis in against Brora Rangers tonight

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Hibs manager Jack Ross jokes that when he first threw Kyle Magennis into the fray the side he had inherited were on lengthy winless run and he “was clutching at straws”.

Wilshere transfer talk gains traction

The suggestion earlier this week that Jack Wilshere could be heading north has not gone away and the move rumours are slowly gaining momentum

Jack Wilshere on Rangers radar as transfer talk gains traction - Steven Gerrard is an admirer

It is seven years since Steven Gerrard tipped Jack Wilshere to follow in his footsteps and reach a century of caps for England.

Osman Sow  has joined Dundee on a one year deal.

The former Dundee United striker had been on trial across the road at Dens Park recently.

The transfer window may have closed but even that doesn’t put an end to the Alfredo Morelos sale speculation.

The Colombian maintains his postion in the rumour mill, joined by a few others this morning

Will Edouard make the Old Firm derby? Will Morelos move to Qatar? Wilshere to Rangers: It's all here in the Rumour Mill

The transfer window slammed shut on Monday night but that doesn’t stop the speculation swirling in Scottish football.

Pundits disagree on flashpoint

Chris Sutton and Michael Stewart disagreed - who’ have thought - on an incident in last night’s win for Hearts over Inverness.

The pair clashed on Premier Sports’ post-match analysis over Craig Wighton’s challenge on Dan McKay as the Caley man fell to the ground.

Sutton thought he should have walked for catching the player in the head, but ex-Hearts midfielder Stewart defended the Tynecastle man.

'You can't kick someone on the head and expect to stay on the pitch' Pundits Stewart and Sutton clash over Wighton's red card flashpoint in Hearts win

Hearts started the new season with a 1-0 win over Inverness at Tynecastle, but a penalty decision and a red card flashpoint dominated the post-match analysis.

Celtic also offered an update on the first team squad following Edouard’s diagnosis

Celtic give update on rest of squad following Odsonne Edouard's positive Covid-19 test

Celtic have confirmed that striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for Covid-19, and that he is the only player in their squad to have the virus.

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