Training halted as former Rangers striker latest to be caught up in Covid-19 drama
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Training halted as former Rangers striker tests positive for Covid-19

Former Rangers and Hibernian striker Florian Kamberi has tested positive for Covid-19, new side FC St. Gallen have revealed.

The Swiss outfit took to their official website to reveal that Kamberi, 25, was self-isolating after returning a positive test for the infection.

Former Rangers striker Florian Kamberi is the latest name connected to Ibrox to test positive for Covid-19. (Photo by Harry Langer/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

St. Gallen say Kamberi started displaying symptoms of the virus on Monday with training cancelled as a result.

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“Florian Kamberi tested positive for the coronavirus yesterday, Monday,” reads the statement.

“The player showed slight symptoms of illness on Monday morning, whereupon FC St.Gallen 1879 immediately initiated a test.

“This was positive. Florian Kamberi is in isolation and has not had any contact with the team since Sunday evening. He feels well.

“As a safety measure, the training on Monday morning was cancelled as a precaution and the entire first-team including staff was also tested. All tests were negative.

“In consultation with the St. Gallen Cantonal Medical Office, the team will resume training tomorrow – as before, in strict compliance with the protection concept of the Swiss Football League.”

Kamberi joined FC St. Gallen in the summer after a short loan spell at Ibrox were the player impressed during a run of woeful Rangers form.

The striker burned his bridges with the Hibs support when he described moving to Rangers on loan in January as a “dream” and impressed in the small number of opportunities he was given at Ibrox.

But Steven Gerrard and his backroom staff opted to look elsewhere this summer, signing Kemar Roofe from Anderlecht and Cedric Itten from FC St. Gallen to bolster their attacking options.

Florian Kamberi joined Rangers at a difficult time when the club entered a woeful run of form but impressed in patches during a tumultuous Ibrox spell. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Kamberi was signed as a replacement for the Swiss international striker but has yet to score in five matches for the second-place Swiss Super League side.

Everyone at Rangers News wishes the former Ibrox forward a speedy recovery.


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