Two out for Falkirk after COVID hits Betfred Cup preparations against Rangers

Two Falkirk players have returned positive coronavirus tests following the Bairns’ Betfred Cup pre-match testing.

Friday, 27th November 2020, 6:11 pm
The Falkirk Stadium will be empty for the visit of Rangers on Sunday.

The unnamed pair will now sit out Sunday’s televised game against Rangers, as well as the subsequent SPFL League One match against Peterhead on December 5.

As a lower league club Falkirk are not required to conduct weekly testing for regular season fixtures, however it is a pre-requisite of cup competitions which involve Premiership teams who are required to perform routine tests for COVID-19.

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The Bairns’ season has been affected by virus restrictions already. Earlier in the Betfred competition Kilmarnock were unable to play Falkirk in the group stage due to self-isolating squad members and David McCracken and Lee Miller’s team were handed a 3-0 win which helped qualification from the group stages to meet Steven Gerrard’s men.

Last month co-manager Lee Miller also had to watch games from home after being identified as a close contact of a family member with the virus.

Sunday’s game kicks off at 5pm.