Clydebank manager Gordon Moffat believes that what happened in Aberdeen is a salutary reminder to the rest of the footballing community about the responsibilities they have to follow in the country’s fight to keep Covid-19 under control.

Eight players from the Premiership side visited a bar in the city last Saturday evening and two later tested positive for Covid-19, with the six others in the group going into a period of self-isolation.

It meant that the Dons’ weekend fixture with St Johnstone was postponed and Moffat has reiterated to his players about procedures they should be following.

The former Rossvale boss told the Post he has nothing but praise for his squad for the way they have stuck to the guidelines following their return to training last month.

He said: “With the guys at full-time level in the Premiership, they are getting tested twice a week and are effectively in a sports bubble, so that’s why them going to a pub was really not a good idea.

“For our guys and all the other part-time guys, it’s just about following the rules in everyday life.

“Obviously we aren’t testing or anything like that, so we don’t have that scrutiny on us, but we’re still constantly reminding the guys, especially on training nights, about protocol within the ground, because what I don’t want is us to become complacent with it.

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“We’re making sure that they are washing their hands even before they leave the house, and again there’s sanitizing points to use when they arrive at the ground.

“What has happened in Aberdeen is a good reminder, and I said to the players that’s how quickly things can fall apart if we don’t stick to the rules.

“It means that training and stuff is a wee bit frustrating just now, but there’s definitely a reminder there that if we can just stick to it we’ll hopefully get moving soon.

“The guys have all been great with it and they all understand.”

The 37-year-old added his players are acting on behalf of both the club and the town when they are out in public.

“They’re going about in Clydebank gear so they are representing the club and they all understand that,” he continued.

“We’ve not had one complaint about what we’ve asked them to do.

“The main focus is on football, and getting them fit to play football, but there is this large side issue that we have to be aware of.”