Celtic’s fixture against Aberdeen at Celtic Park in nine days could be in doubt after an Aberdeen player tested positive for coronavirus.

Local paper the Evening Express broke the major news story on Thursday afternoon.

At the time of writing, their news story was short saying only:

“An Aberdeen FC player has tested positive for coronavirus, putting Saturday’s Premiership meeting with St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park under threat.”

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Not a great deal else is known about the incident, although it does come just a day after Aberdeen was put into a seven day local lockdown. (Daily Record)

Aberdeen visit Celtic in nine days

The Dons face the Perth outfit on Saturday lunchtime before hosting Hamilton in midweek and then travelling to Celtic Park.


That game with Neil Lennon’s men is in just nine days, and given the known quarantine time for the virus, it is fair to say that there are now doubts over that game.

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Of course, nobody is claiming that the Celtic Park clash will be off.

Celtic Park is due to host Aberdeen

Celtic Park is due to host Aberdeen (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, if the game happens to be postponed it would give the Hoops a free weekend before our first European qualifier.

Nevertheless, it’s not good to see such a development right at the start of a new Scottish football season.

We’ll keep you updated on site if anything else happens.

In other news, Celtic are no longer the favourites to sign Steven Fletcher.

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