Three players from Scotland's under-21s side have tested positive for Covid-19.

The young Scots returned from Greece this week after defeat in their Euro 2021 qualifier to learn that a hat-trick of players had returned a positive test for the virus.

SFA members have now made their clubs aware. It has also been determined that a further EIGHT players and two members of the coaching staff are considered close contacts and will be forced to self-isolate.

Rangers' Robby McCrorie - on loan at Livingston - is one of the stars caught up in the coronavirus chaos. And it is believed to be a player at Aberdeen who is also involved.

Celtic's David Turnbull was also away with the squad as was Rangers' Nathan Patterson and Glenn Middleton. Though it is not yet known whether they are among the players forced to self-isolate.

A statement read: "Following the return of the Scotland Under 21s squad on Wednesday, the Scottish FA has been informed that three players have since tested positive for COVID-19 during their routine pre-match testing at their respective clubs.

"A meeting involving the Scottish Government’s COVID experts took place this morning and after reviewing all relevant information from the Under-21 Team Manager and COVID officer, they identified a further eight players and two staff members considered to be close contacts. 

"As a result, the three positive cases will require to self-isolate for 10 days from November 20, and the 10 close contacts to self-isolate for 14 days from November 20. 

"The close contacts were established using aircraft and bus manifests, in adherence to government protocols that consider close contacts to be two rows either side of a positive case.

"We have informed all clubs affected by the positive cases or close contacts in advance of matches taking place this weekend."