An Aberdeen player has tested positive for COVID-19 just days after the Dons faced Rangers in the opening Premiership match of the season at Pittodrie, according to the BBC.

The news comes after the Scottish government reintroduced restrictions to the city on Wednesday.

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Restrictions have been reimposed in Aberdeen following a surge in cases. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

All pubs and restaurants closed on Wednesday evening amid a localised spike, with travel to the area discouraged.

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Aberdeen’s fixture at St Johnstone on Saturday was due to go ahead despite the restrictions, but the positive test has now thrown the match into doubt.


The club are yet to officially comment on the matter, but Thursday’s senior squad training session was cancelled.

Rangers were in the Granite City less than a week ago for their opening league fixture of the season, triumphing 1-0 courtesy of a goal from Ryan Kent.



Ryan Kent slots past Joe Lewis to give Rangers the lead at Aberdeen in the opening game of the 2020/21 season. (Photo by ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Gers travelled back to Glasgow after the game, though, and there are no concerns that any players or staff may have contracted the virus during their visit, as on Tuesday it was announced that no positive tests had been returned from the latest round of testing.

Steven Gerrard’s side are in action in Germany this evening as they finally play the second leg of their Europa League Last 16 tie against Bayer Leverkusen, almost five months later than originally scheduled.

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