NO Scottish footballers tested positive for Covid-19 last week, The Joint Response Group has confirmed.

A total of 1055 Scottish Premiership players and staff were tested from July 6 to July 12 and the result is another boost as the game makes its way back.

The Premiership was given the green light on Friday for its return next month.

The Joint Response Group received written approval from Scottish Government for the top-flight season to begin on the weekend of August 1.

Premiership clubs were also able to play bounce games at club training grounds and friendly matches inside stadiums with immediate effect.

A statement read: "The Joint Response Group can confirm that between Monday 6 July and Sunday 12 July, a total of 1055 Scottish Premiership players and team staff were tested for Covid-19, with no positive results recorded.

"The Joint Response Group will provide this information weekly as part of its Return to Football strategy and for the purposes of competition integrity and transparency.

"Due to medical confidentiality, no specific details will be provided on individuals tested."

The Aberdeen player who tested positive previously for Covid-19 returned to the club's training ground last Wednesday.