St Mirren request Celtic match postponement

By Euan Davidson

December 21, 2021

St Mirren have appealed to the SPFL for the postponement of upcoming clashes, including the visit of Celtic tomorrow night.

The Hoops were left in limbo as the match was supposed to go ahead. However, a press conference being delayed by Jim Goodwin and St Mirren had fans wondering what was going to happen with the fixture. St Mirren announced on the 17th that training had been cancelled, after a raft of positive Covid-19 tests [St Mirren].

Now, it appears St Mirren are unable to fulfil the commitment to tomorrow night’s game in Paisley, just a day before the game was supposed to take place.

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A statement from St Mirren said: “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.

“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.”

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Celtic to wait on SPFL decision over St Mirren postponement request

These are tense times. After the Scottish Government announced a near behind-closed-doors scenario for upcoming football matches, it seems inevitable that more action will be taken.

The SPFL, at the time of writing, haven’t responded to the Government’s update. It appears the league are planning their steps carefully.

With the Omicron variant causing havoc in the UK, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this game called off.

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For Celtic, it would prove valuable rest after the exertions of Sunday afternoon’s League Cup triumph. For fans that have already made plans and bought tickets, though, it wouldn’t be such a relief.

We’ll have more on this story as it unfolds.

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