Scotland has chosen to do without six additional players, as a precaution, after the positive case of John Fleck, for the first of two friendlies (against the Netherlands this Wednesday, at 8:45 p.m.) that the selection must play before the ‘Euro (June 11 – July 11).
The Scottish selection holds its breath, and crosses its fingers, hoping that the positive control of John Fleck, asymptomatic, does not have too serious consequences, other than the isolation of the player concerned. In the meantime, six other Scottish players will miss Wednesday’s (8:45 p.m.) friendly against the Netherlands, reports the BBC.
David Marshall, Stephen O’Donnell, Nathan Patterson, Grant Hanley, John McGinn and Che Adams did not travel with the group to Portugal. They all tested negative but were withheld as a precaution.
“No need to worry about it”, reassures Steve Clarke
Coach Steve Clarke therefore only has 19 players for the first of two preparatory matches for Euro 2020. Scotland will challenge Luxembourg next Sunday, before starting the Euro (June 11 – July 11) for eight days. later aga inst the Czech Republic in Hampden, in the group D. Clarke, who was speaking the day before, Tuesday, was hopeful to avoid further scares after Fleck’s result: “We will have to be reactive in certain situations, but there is no need to worry about it. There are certain situations that you cannot control. “
“For everyone else, it’s about continuing as if nothing has happened and keeping up with the good work, he said. What I don’t want is for this isolated case to overshadow the good. work that we did. ” Scotland shares Euro Group D with the Czech Republic, but also Croatia and England. The matches of this group will take place in London and Glasgow. The coach of the Netherlands, who face Scotland this Wednesday evening, made the difficult choice to do without Jasper Cillessen for the Euro, after his goalkeeper tested positive for Covid-19.