Motherwell defender Nathan McGinley admits life in Scottish football's Covid bubble has been hard to adjust to ahead of his sides return to football.
The Steelmen have been without football for four weeks after clashes with St Mirren and Kilmarnock were called off due to outbreaks of the virus at the opposition.
There has also been a fresh blow for the Fir Park men as a player was confirmed to have tested positive for Covid this week.
McGinley picked up an injury before the 'Well season was put on hold and has been desperate for a return to games with the clash against Ross County today.
Having moved from Forest Green this summer, the 24-year-old admits it has been tough to adjust to the new normal far from home.
"It's been frustrating because you want to be playing," the wing-back said.
"For myself it wasn't ideal getting injured when I did, but every player just wants to be playing games.
"We work hard in training and just hope that we get the game on Saturday.
"It's hard when you're preparing for a game all through the week and then it's off on the Saturday, and if we can get out go and get the job done. "
When asked about the bubble footballers live in, McGinley added: "It's hard because you come in from training and you're stuck in the house.
"That's part of the parcel of life nowadays and it is like the new normal.
"It's frustrating sometimes because sometimes you just want to grab some food and get to know the lads a bit more, especially coming up to a new country and new place.
"It's part of the parcel of life these days really. You've just got to do what you can do, but it is hard and sometimes people don't realise it when you live on your own it is hard.
"I've got back home a couple of times and family have come up but some of the restrictions aren't ideal. But with technology nowadays it's alright."