SONS GAME CALLED OFF AFTER NOT ENOUGH PLAYERS AVAILABLE FOR MATCH

By Glen Douglas

A third Scottish League Cup tie has been cancelled following a Covid-19 outbreak, with Greenock Morton forfeiting the points to Stranraer.

The group stage of the competition, now under the Premier Sports Cup banner, started on Friday with victories for Dundee United and Hamilton Academical.

Dumbarton and Ross County had both earlier forfeited Saturday games.

Now the SPFL has revealed that “a number of players and staff tested positive for Covid-19” at Morton.

Like County and Dumbarton before them, the Cappielow club did not have “sufficient players available to fulfil the fixture”.

“The club are taking all the necessary measures and precautions required to try and ensure the outbreak is contained,” Morton stated on their website.

“With these measures in place, it is our hope that the home tie against East Kilbride on Tuesday night will still go ahead as planned.”

Dumbarton revealed that their call-off was the result of one positive test for a player.

“The player in question has not attended our stadium since last Saturday’s friendly with Clydebank and there is no risk to anybody who has been at the stadium since then,” they said.

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