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Gillingham defender Lee Hodson must self-isolate after house-mate receives positive Covid-19 test


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Gillingham’s on loan defender Lee Hodson has been forced to self-isolate after his house-mate recorded a positive Covid-19 test.

Hodson joined Scottish side Hamilton Academical this summer on a season-long loan deal from the Gills.

Gillingham defender Lee Hodson is currently on loan at Scottish side Hamilton Academical
Gillingham defender Lee Hodson is currently on loan at Scottish side Hamilton Academical

The 28-year-old former Rangers player lives with Jak Alnwick, who plays in goal for St Mirren and has tested positive for the virus. Saints have since had a second player comfirmed as contracting the illness.

“It's not the first time and it won't be the last time over the coming months," said Accies coach Brian Rice.

Hodson tested negative himself but under Scottish government guidelines must now quarantine for two weeks, which started on Tuesday.

A Hamilton statement said: “This is a result of being in close contact with a player from another club who has tested positive for COVID-19 this week.

“We can confirm our player has tested negative on Monday, however, since there has been close contact he is required to self isolate in which Lee fully understands this. We would like to make it clear that Lee has followed the appropriate measures and medical advice.”

Hodson was left as back-up for the Gills last season due to Barry Fuller’s good form and was sent out on loan as boss Steve Evans didn’t see him as part of the plans for the coming season. He’s in the final year of a two-year deal at Gillingham.

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