SCOTTISH Premiership clubs have been given the green light to return to training from next week.

And with the new season expected to start on August 1, top flight teams are beginning preperations for the return of their staff and players.

But reports this morning have suggested that just Celtic and Ross County have splashed out on coronavirus testing equipment.

The Daily Record say teams in Scotland's top division will have to spend at least £5,000-a-week just to enable their players to get back to training this month.

On top of that, testing machines are believed to be valued at aroud £35,000.

The other ten clubs in the Premiership are now being urged to take action ahead of a return to training.

SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell and Hampden medic Dr John MacLean have been offering advice ahead of the proposed start-up next Thursday.

It is understood clubs have been given a number of options to access crucial testing machines - and keep the cost of returning to action to a minimum.