ANTON McElhone has stressed players and staff must keep their guard up after a member of Morton's squad tested positive for coronavirus before Saturday's trip to Alloa.

The club announced that a player had returned a positive test and was self-isolating for 10 days and two other players were also self-isolating as a precaution.

McElhone told the Tele: “Having the Covid-19 test come back positive before the game wasn’t ideal - but I’m sure I’m right in saying that everyone across the country is in the same boat.

“We’re very fortunate that we can still work, to come in and do our jobs, so it’s up to us as staff to be vigilant.

“We’ve been lucky that this is only the first one that we’ve had and nothing's happened, but we’re lucky that we’ve got the right squad where we can cope with any little injuries or instances such as this.”

McElhone believes that there should have been a foul given in the build-up to Robert Thomson’s 83rd-minute equaliser as his side were held to a 1-1 draw.

Despite missing out on three points, the Ton boss believes that his players can take pride in the way that they dominated the game for large periods.

He said: “You can see the dejections in the players' faces and we believe that there was a foul in the build-up to their goal that wasn’t given.

“It’s feeling like it’s one that got away. It’s a nice feeling to have that you should’ve picked up three points but there’s no guarantees.

“If we’d lost maybe 1-0 we’d have been devastated because we’ve been in control and dominated the ball for large parts, it would’ve been a travesty.

“It’s onwards and upwards from here – we’ve come and played Alloa and we’ve had some torrid times, albeit with better results, but we can take the positives from here."