Alan Stubbs has revealed he tested positive for Covid-19 after feeling ill on his way to cover Celtic's game away to Kilmarnock for Sky Sports.

The former Hoops defender was en route to Rugby Park to take up his punditry role with the broadcaster when he began feeling out of sorts in his car on the way to the stadium. The quick-thinking Scouser, as opposed to taking any risks regarding his own health and that of his fellow Sky staff that evening, called bosses and cancelled his appearance.

Back home was daughter Heather - a nurse - who had a self-testing Covid kit which her dad made use of, only to find that, despite having just slight, mild symptoms, he had indeed tested positive for the virus.

Stubbs, 49, described himself as 'one of the lucky ones'. "I was due to go do Celtic Kilmarnock game for Sky and when I was driving up I didn't feel too good," he said. "Also just in terms of just a temperature. I rang up Sky Sports and just said, 'Listen, I don't feel great and don't want to take any risks', more so for anyone else than for myself.

"I turned back and came home, my daughter is a nurse so had a self-testing kit, I tested myself and it was positive. I've been isolating since then, luckily for me I've only had mild symptoms at the mooment, a bit of a temperature and only in the last day or so maybe a little bit of shortness of breath, nothing more.

"It looks like I've maybe been one of the lucky ones who had only had mild symptoms."

Stubbs was in conversation with Football Pass UK.