CALLUM DAVIDSON reckons every club in Scottish football will get caught up Covid controversy following the latest round of changes to the pandemic rules and regulations.

The St Johnstone boss was denied the services of striker Chris Kane for the trip to Ibrox on Wednesday night after he was forced to self-isolate after a positive Covid test in his family.

Kane missed the 2-0 defeat to Rangers and will also have to sit out the festive fixtures against Motherwell and Ross County after the Scottish Government updated its virus protocols to battle the new Omicron variant.

And Davidson fears there will be many more clubs and players forced to count the cost of the close contact regulations that could wreak havoc through a crucial run of fixtures heading into the winter break.

Davidson said: "We went into the season understanding that if you're double vaccinated you could still come to your work, and we have to be very careful because we don't want to spread the virus.

"But I have got kids and my wife works and a lot of the players' wives work so we are all at risk and it's really difficult. I lost a member of staff [on Wednesday] morning in similar circumstances.

"It's not just going to be us at St Johnstone, I think it's going to be everyone. It's a real tough one when you lose a player like that.

"It's okay when it's a suspension, you accept it, but when the rule changes three or four days ago it's tough."