More Covid Breaches And Heartbreaking Valentine’s Weekend Results: 13th-20th Of February SPFL Recap

ABERDEEN

Aberdeen suffered a 1-0 defeat to Celtic as their goalless run continues.

The club also confirmed this week that Venezuelan player Ronald Hernández is joining Atlanta United, on loan until the end of the Major League Soccer season.

CELTIC

Former Celtic legend Lou Macari made headlines this week after he assembled a series of miniature log cabins inside a warehouse he rented after he was forced to close the homeless shelter he ran in England. His cabins house 42 homeless people and are numbered in order for them to be able to seek employment.

Celtic player David Turnbull secured the hoops a win against Aberdeen as fans further speculate whether he should make an appearance in Scotland’s Euros squad.

DUNDEE UNITED

Dundee United released their community trust report which outlined the different ways the trust was able to help the community, how much the trust had raised in 2020 and what their plans were.

Jamie Kirk, Chief Executive for the Trust said: “Some of the key statistics we’ve highlighted in the report demonstrate significant progress in year one, even against the backdrop of the most significant global crisis in generations.  To have been able to support thousands of local people in 2020 is fantastic but we’re well keen for this to simply be our benchmark.  We’ve laid good foundations in year one and are indebted to the Club for their extensive support during the year.  We now look forward to building on this in year two and beyond.”

The club also shed light on the recent law change over organ donation and encouraged supporters to make their decision on whether or not they want to be a donor.

HAMILTON ACCIES

Accies were able to secure a 4-1 victory in the Lanarkshire derby at the weekend and have rearranged their Livingston match to the 13th of March.

HIBS
Hibs announced earlier this week that one of their players had tested positive for Covid-19 and released a statement that said:” The player, who is showing no symptoms, tested positive after he came into contact with the virus at home over the weekend. He has not been inside the stadium or training centre since contracting the virus and will be isolated for ten days.”

KILMARNOCK

Killie shared another story amongst fans this week about how supporters have been maximizing match day when games have been played behind closed doors.

New signing Kyle Lafferty is also set to make his Kilmarnock debut against Aberdeen this weekend.

LIVINGSTON
Livingston were unsuccessful with their appeal against the red card shown to Jack Fitzwater in last Saturday’s game against Dundee United. Fitzwater will serve a one-match suspension and won’t appear in their game against St Mirren.

Marvin Bartley took part in a Sky Sports anti-racism video where he described the importance of taking the knee and he urged others to continue to show support in the movement and how he wants social media platforms to introduce more verification measures when people create new or anonymous accounts so they can be identified if they engage in racism or other hateful acts of speech.

MOTHERWELL
After their 4-1 defeat to Accies in the Lanarkshire derby last Saturday Motherwell premiered episode 16 of their behind-the-scenes web show ‘Inside Motherwell’, where defender Bevis Mugabi spoke about the honour he felt representing Uganda internationally, the love he’s received from fans and his appreciation he had for the club and town. Chris long made an appearance in the video where he discussed the team’s poor form before Christmas and how his own effort wasn’t to a correct standard of what was expected of him. The episode finished with chief executive Alan Burrows describing the renovation the club were doing and their plans to update the John Hunter stand.

RANGERS
Rangers this week were the latest club to break Covid-19 laws as five of their players were at a house party that was broken up by police. The players were fined.

The club had an impressive 4-3 win over Royal Antwerp that seen two crucial players, James Tavernier and Kemar Roofe becoming injured and having to be taken off. Steven Gerrard reckons both men could miss a few games due to their injuries and they’ll both be missing from the team sheet for their game against Dundee United.

ROSS COUNTY
Ross County’s game against Hibs last weekend was postponed meaning their next game is Sunday’s against Celtic.

ST JOHNSTONE
St Johnstone are selling a six-pack of pies for fans to purchase for their League Cup final match next weekend. The pies come in six flavours and can be ordered via this email. AdamOmeish@perthsaints.co.uk.

St Mirren St Mirren announced this week that manager Jim Goodwin had signed a new contract extension for the club as the saints continue their fight for top six rankings.

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