Rangers’ Boxing Day fixture against St Mirren is in doubt after the Buddies made contact with the SPFL to request the match be postponed.
The Gers are due to take on Jim Goodwin’s side in a 3pm kick-off at Ibrox on Sunday.
On Monday evening, the Scottish Sun reported that the fixture, as well as St Mirren’s match against Celtic on Wednesday night, would go ahead despite a number of positive tests in the Buddies camp.
The Paisley-based club were due to have their pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon but it was pushed back twice and then eventually cancelled, before a statement was released at 5pm.
‘St Mirren Football Club can confirm that it has requested postponements of our upcoming cinch Premiership matches against Celtic and Rangers following further positive covid tests’ [Stmirren.com].
‘We have tried our utmost to fulfil the fixture, however, following further positive covid cases this morning we are unable to field a team for either match with a significant number of first-team players and staff unavailable.
‘The health and wellbeing of our players and staff remains our utmost priority and we will continue to take every precaution necessary. We are in continued discussions with the SPFL and we will keep supporters updated as we look for a resolution to this matter.’
All four scheduled weekend Premiership matches were played as was the League Cup final, but five English Premier League fixtures were postponed due to Covid on Saturday alone.
If the Boxing Day clash with the Buddies is postponed it would make trips to Aberdeen on 29th December and Celtic on 2nd January, Rangers’ next two matches.