Two Rangers academy players have been caught up in the middle as Scotland’s under-19 clash with England scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled after a positive Covid test in the Scotland camp.

The two sides had to abandon their meeting on Thursday afternoon after Billy Stark tested positive, leading the FA to pull the plug completely.

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Both games were due to be played at St. George’s Park, with Sky Sports reporting that the England players will now return to their clubs after tomorrow’s game was cancelled.

Ciaran Dickson and Kai Kennedy both started Thursday’s game before it was abandoned and would likely have been involved again tomorrow but will now head back north.

England were 3-1 up during Thursday’s game when it was abandoned before both the Scottish FA and the English FA later confirmed the abandonment was ‘in line with COVID-19 protocols.

It’s the latest in a line of issues caused by international games over the last week and will surely strengthen calls to scrap international football in the short-term while there are still so many restrictions on movement as a result of Covid.

Several Rangers players have now found themselves involved in camps with positive tests, including Cedric Itten, Ryan Jack, Jon McLaughlin and Robby McCrorie.

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