SAINTS star Stuart Armstrong has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Scottish FA confirmed that the midfielder return the test this morning and that he will now self-isolate for 10 days, meaning he will be unavailable for selection for his country's international matches.

A statement from the Scottish FA added that the national team's chief medical consultant Dr John MacLean has been in contact with the government regarding the positive case.

Steve Clarke, Scotland National Team Head Coach: “While this is obviously disappointing news the most important thing is the health and safety of the individuals involved and the wider group. 

“As soon as we were informed of the positive test, the Chief Medical Consultant immediately contacted the Scottish Government’s clinical adviser, who in turn alerted the local Health Protection Team.

“We have informed the respective clubs from whom we have borrowed the players and backroom staff and we now have to prepare for a huge match ahead tomorrow.”

Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive: “We were made aware of the positive test this morning and I reiterate Steve’s view that the health and safety of those involved is paramount. We will maintain constant dialogue with Dr John MacLean to ensure that those who are required to self-isolate are given the full support of the Scottish FA in conjunction with their clubs. 

“Equally, the protocols and procedures in place are designed to ensure that the remaining members of the squad – who have all returned two rounds of negative tests – can continue to prepare for the forthcoming matches in a safe and secure environment.”