Hearts v Linlithgow Rose to go ahead despite Covid-19 outbreak

The friendly between Hearts and Linlithgow Rose scheduled for this afternoon will go ahead.

Saturday, 26th June 2021, 11:41 am
Updated Saturday, 26th June 2021, 11:55 am
Hearts travel to Prestonfield to face Linlithgow Rose. Picture: SNS
Hearts travel to Prestonfield to face Linlithgow Rose. Picture: SNS

There were doubts about the game after a Covid-19 outbreak at the Premiership club.

A statement said: “The club immediately contacted the relevant football authorities upon confirmation of each positive test and it continues to follow protocols to the highest of standards.”

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The game with the East of Scotland Premier League side will go ahead at Prestonfield with a 3pm kick-off.

A crowd of around 500 is expected at the match which will be Hearts’ first since Robbie Neilson's men defeated Raith Rovers 4-0 on April 30.

The squad is expected to be made up of first-team and youth players as the team builds towards the Premier Sports Cup next month.

Hearts get their season underway with a trip to Peterhead. Their first league game comes at the end of July against Celtic at Tynecastle Park.

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