Date: 11th September 2020 at 6:57pm
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St Mirren will have to find a fourth-choice goalkeeper for the matches against Hibs and Celtic.

Last night it was announced that a second player had tested positive after it was revealed that Jak Alnwick was the first player to be tested positive.

Last month Celtic and Aberdeen had matches postponed related to the virus but despite speculation about the matches coming up the SPFL have announced that the show must go on despite the Paisley side being without THREE goalkeepers.

Just after 6pm tonight Edinburgh Live reported:

St Mirren will be without all three of their first-team goalkeepers for the Premiership visit of Hibernian as SPFL chiefs insist the game goes ahead.

Jak Alnwick and Dean Lyness both tested positive for the condition earlier this week, sparking fears the match could be called off if it was found the disease had spread to other members of the squad and/or coaching staff.

However, the SFA/SPFL joint response group say there is “not enough evidence to support postponing” the match, despite also declaring a third stopper would be ineligible due to being “at potential risk of transmission”.

St Mirren have got off to a decent start to the season with Alnwick showing up well after being recruited in the summer as a free agent.

Wednesday’s match with Celtic was originally scheduled for August but was called off on the back of Boli Bolingoli taking a trip to Spain.

After five matches St Mirren sit in sixth place with seven points to their name.