Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney has revealed his disappointment on the prospect of being sidelined because of Stuart Armstrong’s constructive COVID end result.
The 23-year-old full-back has been informed he should self-isolate for 14 days after coming into shut contact with Armstrong whereas on Scotland obligation.
Tierney, who has examined adverse for COVID-19 himself, is now out of Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in opposition to Israel at Hampden Park on Thursday evening, together with Armstrong and Ryan Christie.
The Gunners star can also be set to overlook the Nations League matches in opposition to Slovakia and Czech Republic and the Premier League conflict in opposition to Manchester City after the worldwide break
In a press release launched by Arsenal, Tierney stated: “I’m so dissatisfied and pissed off to be on this state of affairs. I’ve adhered to all laws and made positive I used to be socially distancing from my crew mates within the resort.
“I’ve additionally examined adverse. I do know Arsenal and the SFA at the moment are in discussions with the Scottish authorities to realize an additional understanding.”
Celtic’s Christie – together with one physiotherapist and one masseur – can also be required to self-isolate for 14 days as of Tuesday, and also will miss Scotland’s three matches over the approaching days.
He can even be pressured to sit down out the Previous Agency derby conflict vs Rangers on October 17.
The Scottish FA confirmed Armstrong’s constructive check on Wednesday, which has put Steve Clarke’s plans in disarray.
“Whereas that is clearly disappointing information an important factor is the well being and security of the people concerned and the broader group,” supervisor Clarke stated.
“As quickly as we had been knowledgeable of the constructive check, the Chief Medical Guide instantly contacted the Scottish Authorities’s medical adviser, who in flip alerted the native Well being Safety Group.
“We’ve got knowledgeable the respective golf equipment from whom now we have borrowed the gamers and backroom employees and we now have to arrange for an enormous match forward tomorrow.”
Scottish FA chief government Ian Maxwell added: “We had been made conscious of the constructive check this morning and I reiterate Steve’s view that the well being and security of these concerned is paramount.
“We are going to keep fixed dialogue with Dr John MacLean to make sure that those that are required to self-isolate are given the complete help of the Scottish FA at the side of their golf equipment and employers.
“Equally, the protocols and procedures in place are designed to make sure that the remaining members of the squad – who’ve all returned two rounds of adverse checks – can proceed to arrange for the forthcoming matches in a protected and safe atmosphere.”