Scottish Cup final: St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson concerned by Covid-19 situation

St Johnstone supervisor Callum Davidson admits he’s very involved about his Scottish Cup ultimate plans after shedding extra gamers to Covid-related points.

Already with out 4 self-isolating gamers earlier than Sunday’s semi-final win towards St Mirren, Davidson solely had a 16-man squad for his or her 4-0 defeat at Celtic Park with Zander Clark, Liam Gordon, Michael O’Halloran and Ali McCann dropping out.

Davidson will now search extra steerage to make sure they don’t endure any extra blows earlier than they face Hibernian on Could 22.

“It’s totally regarding,” he mentioned. “I feel the entire world is worried about Covid, so it is not simply me, however it’s not a pleasant scenario to be in.

“We’re doing our greatest with all people, we’re not consultants on it, so we’re attempting to get as a lot assist as we are able to to ensure we’re all secure.

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“We adopted Authorities tips and it is paramount we preserve them secure.

“We’ll get three or 4 of the gamers again tomorrow (Thursday), which is nice, and the excellent news is that they are all asymptomatic, so they don’t seem to be struggling in any respect.

“We should attempt to stamp it out and we will not let it fester till subsequent week.”

Davidson remains to be hopeful he could have a full squad for Hampden minus the injured Scott Tanser.

“That is why we’re attempting to close the place down as a lot as we are able to and check folks as typically as we are able to to ensure everyone seems to be secure,” mentioned Davidson, whose facet stay fifth within the Scottish Premiership, forward of Livingston on objective distinction, earlier than their assembly on Saturday.

“Fingers crossed. However what this final week has taught us is that it is a tough virus, and that is why we’re all on this pandemic.”

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