Rangers loan duo Matthew Shiels and Cammy Palmer could be affected after a Covid-19 outbreak at SPFL League One club Clyde FC [clydefc.co.uk].

The Bully Wee confirmed in a statement on Friday afternoon that four players had tested positive and are now self-isolating.

“In accordance with agreed protocols, the Joint Response Group of the SFA/SPFL have been informed of the situation and the club is now awaiting their further advice,” continued the statement.

 

“A further update will be issued when guidance has been received from the JRG.”

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Scotland U19 international Matthew Shiels is on loan at Clyde from Rangers. (Photo by Juergen Schwarz/Bongarts/Getty Images)

It’s not known at this stage whether or not either of the Gers loanees returned a positive test, but even if they didn’t, they could still be forced into isolation if they are identified as a close contact of a teammate who has.

At this point, it’s also unclear whether or not Clyde’s League One clash with East Fife will go ahead on Saturday afternoon.

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Shiels signed for the third-tier club in August on a season-long loan and Palmer joined him in October after his return from a stint in the United States with Rangers’ partner club, Orange County SC.

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Palmer represented the Rangers first team in a friendly against HJK Helsinki in January 2019. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Shiels has started all nine of Clyde’s fixtures so far this season at left-back, but midfielder, Palmer, hasn’t featured since enduring a nightmare debut against Peterhead in October.

Clyde were knocked out of the League Cup at the group stages and are currently eighth in the League One table with six points from their opening five matches.

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