Following our earlier communication around tonight’s game, the club can confirm that the Premier Sports Cup match with East Kilbride will go ahead.
The club have liaised with the SPFL on the issue, and while we have raised concerns around the safety of the game going ahead at Cappielow, the SPFL have insisted that since we have enough signed and tested players of all ages available to play, it should take place as planned.
This situation is different from Saturday when we did not have enough players to field a team against Stranraer due to Covid issues.
Following the positive test results, the club have taken all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of players and staff. Those affected by Covid, or who have been identified as close contacts are currently self-isolating. A deep clean of the stadium has also been carried out over the last two days to try and minimise the risk.
As communicated, tonight’s match will be behind closed doors. Despite being instructed that the game should go ahead, we do not feel it would be responsible to put supporters at risk by allowing them to attend Cappielow.
We had previously offered last year’s season ticket holders a free ticket to tonight’s game, and all these supporters will have free access to the stream using their code from last season.
With reference to this morning’s Greenock Telegraph article, the club would like to put on record that we did not confirm the game tonight was off at any point.
We would like to apologise to our supporters for the uncertainty around tonight’s game, and the fact we will not be able to welcome you back to Cappielow tonight. We would also like to place on record our best wishes to those players and staff who have tested positive and hope that the action we have taken will allow you to all return safely a week on Saturday.
For supporters looking to purchase a stream for tonight’s game, you can do so here.