Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie has returned to Glasgow to self isolate after testing positive for Covid-19 whilst at Portsmouth.
The EFL League One club announced on Tuesday evening that the 22-year-old was the fifth player in their squad to return a positive test.
— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) March 24, 2020
McCrorie joins James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Sean Raggett and Hagi Mnoga who all learned of their diagnosis in the past few days.
Encouragingly, it was stated that all five players have displayed either mild or no symptoms, while there’s now only one test result outstanding – that of an unidentified member of the club’s backroom staff.
McCrorie has since confirmed he is now back in Glasgow to recover.
“We were all tested at Portsmouth and unfortunately my results have come back positive,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“I am back home and staying by myself. I am self-isolating. But I feel fine and I am displaying no symptoms.
“I would urge everyone to follow the government guidelines that have been put in place.”
McCrorie is the first player connected with Rangers to test positive for the virus and it must have been a shock to the system for him given the lack of symptoms.
Hopefully, that will continue to be the case and after some time in self-isolation, he’ll fight it off to make a full and speedy recovery.
He’s received plenty of support from both Bears and Pompey fans on social media after each club made announcements out his condition.
Speedy recovery for you and your teammates.
— Hugh Menzies (@hughm01) March 24, 2020
Get well soon Ross 🔴⚪️🔵
— RyanClarkKent 1872 💎 (@1872Rck) March 24, 2020
Get well soon @RossMcCrorie4
The Rangers Family are rooting for you. 💙
— The Ginger Whinger 🇬🇧 (@DookerQueen) March 24, 2020
Hope Ross gets better real soon 💙
— Sharon McCallum (@sharonmccallum) March 24, 2020
Speedy recovery ross🇬🇧 @RossMcCrorie4 can’t wait to see you back at home. Hope you and your team mates get well soon❤️
— Ella x (@hwdsurluv) March 24, 2020
Get better soon Ross wish you a speedy recovery pal 🔴⚪️🔵👍🏻
— True Blues Loyal®️™️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@TrueBluesLoyal) March 24, 2020
Get well soon Ross ❤️💙❤️
— Do The Bouncy loyal (@DoTheBouncy) March 24, 2020
Get well soon Ross, the Rangers family are behind you
— Richie Barlow (@barlow_richie) March 24, 2020
Get well soon fella @RossMcCrorie4 💙
— Motherwell Bear (@MotherwellBear) March 25, 2020