Two Rangers academy players have been affected as the U19 international fixture between Scotland and England was abandoned on Thursday afternoon.
Ciaran Dickson and Kai Kennedy, who is currently on loan at Inverness Caledonian Thistle, both started the game for Scotland at St George’s Park.
#SCO19s | Here's your Scotland team to face England at St George's Park this afternoon.
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) October 8, 2020
England were 3-1 up in the first half in the friendly fixture but the game was then halted, with the Independent reporting that a member of ‘backroom staff’ had returned a positive test.
The match was the first of two scheduled friendlies between the two sides at St George’s Park over the coming days.
Kai Kennedy only recently left Rangers for a spell in the Highlands, but although his loan with Inverness is due to expire in January, reports have claimed that there’s little chance of him remaining at Ibrox beyond the end of the current season [Daily Record].
The 18-year-old winger made his first-team debut in a Scottish Cup fixture against Stranraer in January but it’s suggested that he’s since had a disagreement with Steven Gerrard about his future playing time.
Ciaran Dickson, who is also 18, played a key role for the Rangers U20s in the UEFA Youth League last season, while he also featured in midfield for the Colts in their run to the Challenge Cup semi-final.