Ross McCrorie has urged the public to stay home and follow strict government guidance after he was diagnosed with coronavirus. 

The Rangers youngster is currently on-loan at Portsmouth, where five players have tested positive for COVID-19. And now the Ibrox ace is begging punters to stick to the rules after he was placed in isolation back in Glasgow.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, he said: “We were all tested at Portsmouth and unfortunately my results have come back positive.

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"I am back home and staying by myself. I am self-isolating. But I feel fine and I am displaying no symptoms. I would urge everyone to follow the government guidelines that have been put in place.

“We all have a part to play in slowing the spread of the virus and that means adhering to the guidelines set out. It is vital we all do what we can.”

In a club statement yesterday, Pompey said: "Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Ross McCrorie has tested positive for coronavirus.

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"Previous tests showed that four other members of the squad – James Bolton, Andy Cannon, Haji Mnogaand Sean Raggett – had also contracted the virus.

"All five players displayed mild or no symptoms, but are self-isolating in accordance with government guidelines.

"The club are now waiting on the results of one more test, which is for a member of the backroom team.

"We urge everyone to continue following government advice to help limit the spread of this virus.

"Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives."