Hamilton to sign Blackburn Rovers goaltender Joe Hilton on season-long loan

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HAMILTON is set to sign the Blackburn Rovers goaltender on a season-long loan.

Accies boss Brian Rice was on the hunt for a goalie with Ryan Fulton still injured.

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Blackburn Rovers goalie Joe HiltonCredit: Getty

Hilton, 23, was ceded to Ross County for the second half of last season but did not play a game and is now expected to be in the thick of the action this quarter.

SunSport understands he signed for Hamilton but the deal is not official yet.

Hilton is hoping to be a part of Lanarkshire’s side promotion campaign as they aim to return to the Premiership on the first attempt.

But they will face stiff competition from Kilmarnock, who will also be desperate to recover.

Hilton in training

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Hilton in trainingCredit: Getty

While Raith Rovers, Dunfermline and Inverness will also fight for the Championship crown next season.

Meanwhile, Scotland has received a heavy blow ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Croatia after Billy Gilmour tested positive for Covid-19.

The Chelsea midfielder put in a superb man of the match performance against England on Friday in his first senior international start.

However, he will now have to self-isolate for 10 days and would miss any potential final 16 tie if the national team go that far.


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Scotland broke the news in a brief statement this morning.

He said: ‘The Scottish FA can confirm that a member of the Scottish national team’s playing team, Billy Gilmour, has tested positive for Covid-19.

“Having liaised with Public Health England since the positive test was recorded, Billy will now self-isolate for 10 days and will therefore miss the UEFA Euro 2020 Group D game against Croatia in Hampden.”

Fortunately for the national team, the team’s remaining 25 players tested negative for the virus in lateral flow testing today.

Scotland are aiming for the first time to advance to the knockout stages of a major international tournament.

And the results of the matches between Ukraine and Austria, and Belgium and Finland tonight, could have a huge impact on what they have to do.

The national team may even need to win only to guarantee their qualification and not worry about their goal difference.

Only the top four of the six third-ranked teams will qualify for the bottom 16 of the competition.


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