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Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour will miss Scotland’s final group game of the Euros having tested positive to Covid-19. Coincidentally, Chelsea duo Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell would also miss England’s game against Czech Republic as they have been forced to self-isolate having made contact with Gilmour.
A statement from England read: “We can confirm that Ben Chilwell and Mason Mount must isolate up to and including next Monday [28 June]. This decision has been taken in consultation with Public Health England.
“The pair were confirmed overnight as close contacts of Scotland’s Billy Gilmour after his positive COVID-19 test following last Friday’s match.
“Chilwell and Mount will isolate and train individually in private areas at England’s training base St. George’s Park, with the rest of the squad returning there after tonight’s fixture against Czech Republic at Wembley.
“We will continue to follow all COVID-19 protocols and the UEFA testing regime, while remaining in close contact with PHE.
“The entire England squad and staff had lateral flow tests on Monday and all were again negative, as was the case with Sunday’s UEFA pre-match PCR tests. Further tests will be carried out as and when appropriate.”
Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell have revealed their disappointment at missing the game but vowed to support the team through it all.
Mount wrote on Twitter: “I’m absolutely gutted to have to miss tonight’s game. I’ll be cheering on the boys as usual and ensuring that I’m ready to go again when called upon. Come on @England!”
Ben Chilwell posted: “It’s a tough one to take and I’m gutted but I want to wish the boys all the best tonight in the game, I’ll be cheering you all on.
“I will make sure i am ready for when i can rejoin the squad. Lets go @England!”
Mount will be a big miss for England having been a key player for Gareth Southgate and has featured in the two opening games. Ben Chilwell only featured in the draw against Scotland.