Manager Stuart Kettlewell has offered an update on the players who are currently sidelined.
Speaking at Thursday’s press conference, the manager provided a more detailed update on the injury list.
It was announced this week that Lennon Miller has picked up a knee injury in our match against Aberdeen. The initial prognosis is that Miller will be missing for a minimum of three months.
“It’s a really unfortunate injury for Lennon and it’s a real blow for everyone,” Stuart Kettlewell said.
“He’s valuable to this team and I’m gutted for him. Despite the news however, the person with the best body language and the person with the most maturity was the 17-year-old.
“We know it’s a 12 week injury, as it’s a small fracture in his patella.
“He had to get everything else check out and has been to see the top guy in Britain for this type of injury.
“Lennon is comfortable and I have no doubts he’ll come back stronger.”
We also discovered this week that Paul McGinn picked up a facial injury against Kilmarnock and that we’d been advised that the defender will be missing for six weeks.
“Six weeks is what has been detailed for Paul,” the manager added.
“He had surgery [yesterday]. It’s a fractured cheek.”
Jon Obika has been a long-term absentee and hasn’t featured since our win over Hibernian at Fir Park in August.
“We had some positive news on Jon,” Kettlewell stated.
“The news is he starts to come into contention and hopefully for the next few games, or certainly beyond the international break, he’ll come into consideration for us.”