Scottish League Cup hit by third Covid cancellation as Morton forfeits Stranraer

Greenock Morton couldn’t complete his first game of the season on Saturday

A third Scottish League Cup draw was called off following a Covid-19 outbreak, with Greenock Morton losing points to Stranraer.

The group stage of the competition, now under the Premier Sports Cup banner, kicked off on Friday with wins for Dundee United and Hamilton Academical.

Dumbarton and Ross County both withdrew on Saturday.

Now, the SPFL has revealed that “a number of players and staff have tested positive for Covid-19” in Morton.

Like County and Dumbarton before them, the Cappielow club did not have “enough players available to fill the game”.

This means that Stranraer, County opponents Forfar Athletic and St Mirren all had 3-0 victories.

Forfar therefore leads Group C, which also includes Brora Rangers, Dundee and Montrose, ahead of 11 surviving encounters across eight sections on Saturday.

Stranraer starts with three points in Group G, which includes Clyde, East Kilbride and Kilmarnock.

St Mirren leads Group H ahead of Dunfermline Athletic, Partick Thistle and Stenhousemuir.

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