CELTIC have confirmed midfielder David Turnbull has tested positive for coronavirus.

The £3.15m midfielder is one of the three players hit by the virus among the Scotland Under-21s squad that lost 1-0 in Greece during the week.

Turnbull will now isolate for 10 days, according to government guidelines.

The skilful operator was not included in the matchday squad for this afternoon’s Premiership meeting with Hibs at Easter Road and he will also miss Thursday’s Europa League Group H match against Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic plus the Betfred League Cup confrontation with Ross County at Parkhead a week tomorrow.

A post on Celtic’s Twitter account read: “Following David Turnbull’s return from international duty, we can confirm that David has tested positive for COVID-19.

“He will be required to self-isolate for 10 days and will receive every support from the club. Get well soon, @10DavidTurnbull”.

Remarkably, the youngster is the FIFTH Celtic player to be forced to quarantine due to Covid-19 issues following international duty. The ex-Motherwell kid follows Ryan Christie, Odsonne Edouard, Nir Bitton and Hatem Abs Elhamed as being forced onto the sidelines.

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