Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie has thanked supporters for their well-wishes after he was diagnosed with Covid-19.

The Portsmouth defender is one of five Pompey personnel who have tested positive for the deadly virus after coming into contact with the disease while starring against Arsenal in the FA Cup back at the beginning of this month.

McCrorie recently urged the public to take advice from the NHS and UK government seriously and remain at home. But now, while adding to his plea, the 22-year-old thanked fans for their messages of love and support during his difficult time.

"Thank you for all the messages of support, it's appreciated," McCrorie tweeted. "Self-isolating at the moment and feeling fine with no symptoms whatsoever, I would just like to urge everyone to take care and stay safe."

A club statement from Portsmouth confirmed the news, adding: "Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that Ross McCrorie has tested positive for coronavirus.

"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."