Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard tests positive for Covid-19 - what does it mean for clash against Rangers?

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for coronavirus while on duty with France Under 21s.

Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 10:51 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th October 2020, 8:57 am
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Sanita Sparane / SNS Group)
Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard has tested positive for coronavirus. (Photo by Sanita Sparane / SNS Group)

The French FA has confirmed that the front man will miss the U21 clashes with Liechtenstein and Slovakia.

The 22-year-old will now be required to self-isolate for at least 10 days placing his appearance in the Old Firm fixture against Rangers on Saturday, October 17 into doubt.

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Edouard played for Celtic on Sunday against St Johnstone prior to heading out on international duty.

The club has since offered a Covid-19 update on the rest of its squad.

A French FA statement said: "Odsonne Edouard will not participate in the France-Liechtenstein and France-Slovakia Espoirs matches, counting for the qualifiers for Euro 2021.

"The result of his Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA this Tuesday morning, October 6 having been positive, Odsonne Edouard was sidelined from the group upon receipt of the results, at the end of training . He was then placed in isolation.

"All the other tests carried out on the entire delegation, staff members and players, were negative."