Former Rangers star John Fleck has received a scare ahead of Euro 2020 after he tested positive for Covid-19 at Scotland’s training camp in La Finca [Sky Sports].

The Sheffield United midfielder had been due to fly to Portugal with his teammates ahead of a fixture against the Netherlands on Wednesday night.

Former Rangers midfielder John Fleck has tested positive just two weeks before the start of Euro 2020. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

However, he has instead been forced into isolation and his preparation for the upcoming tournament will now be significantly impacted.

All other members of the squad were subsequently retested and cleared, meaning that current Gers players Jon McLaughlin and Nathan Patterson will travel and be available to face the Netherlands.


“He’s fine, [he’s got] no symptoms,” said Steve Clarke of Fleck on Tuesday afternoon. “Obviously, he’s got to isolate for a few days now, so we’ll keep an eye on him, we’ll look after him as we do with everybody and hopefully it stops there.”

‘The thing I don’t want is for this isolated case to overshadow the good work that we’ve done. We’ve had good preparation, the training has been fantastic, the boys are in a great place and we’re looking forward to the game tomorrow night.”

29-year-old Fleck left Ibrox in 2012 after playing 55 games for the first team and subsequently joined Coventry City before moving on to the Blades.

The Ibrox academy graduate played a key role in United’s rise through the divisions but he is set to be playing Championship football next season following their relegation from the Premier League.

In other news, Rangers appear to have denied a Premiership manager his wish after it was confirmed that a loanee was on his way back to Ibrox.

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