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Queens without manager and staff after positive covid test

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By Euan Maxwell
Dumfries and West
Queens without manager and staff after positive covid test

QUEEN of the South will be without boss Allan Johnston and his entire coaching staff for their opening Championship match with Ayr United because of a positive coronavirus test.

The club announced that a member of their backroom staff has returned a positive Covid-19 test result.

As a result, he whole coaching team have to self-isolate under Scottish government guidelines.

Senior players Willie Gibson and Stephen Dobbie will take temporary charge for Saturday’s Championship match at Somerset Park – which is currently still going ahead as things stand.

A Queens spokesman said: “Following our most recent round of routine testing, we can confirm that a member of our backroom staff has returned a positive COVID-19 test result.

“Therefore, in line with Scottish Government guidelines our whole coaching team are now in self-isolation and will not be at our opening league game away at Ayr tomorrow, which is currently still on as things stand.

“Everyone at the club wishes those involved a speedy recovery and we look forward to welcoming everyone back once it is safe to do so.

“Due to patient confidentiality we will not be making any further comment.”

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