Airdrie manager Ian Murray says his eyes have been opened wider to the impacts Covid can have on players after his first-hand experience.The Diamonds boss missed last week's League One win over East Fife after a positive test for the virus, but he is back in the dugout for this weekend's match with Falkirk.Murray's men have been no strangers to Covid after last month's match with Queen's Park was called off due to a virus situation.After feeling some of the key symptoms himself, Murray says he understands why it's taking players time to get back into full match sharpness.He explained: "It's not been too bad.
It took a bit of time but then it came on really quickly at the start of last week. I got a couple of positive tests and I was forced to take some time off."That's the first time I have had it.
I have avoided it for almost two years now. I thought with it being Christmas and us having a lot of games on, I was just run-down."I felt a bit tired but I thought it was because of the busy schedule.
But it was obviously the Covid kicking in. When you experience something, it helps you understand it a bit better."It's made me realise and gave me a bit of a better understanding of what a player will go through and how it hard it must be for all players, not just my own."Murray adds that he'll be cautious with his players who pick up the virus - as the stories he has heard from across the SPFL vary from club to club.The Airdrie manager said: "We need to be very careful with the players.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk