Gary to undergo scan next week

Frontman Gary Oliver is set to undergo a scan next week in order to determine the extent of the knee injury suffered in yesterday’s 3-0 defeat away to Queen of the South, manager Jim Duffy has confirmed.

The gutted 21-year-old limped off in the 41st minute at Palmerston following a tackle by Doonhamers defender Chris Higgins and later left the stadium on crutches.

Boss Duffy refused to speculate on the problem or its severity at such an early stage but revealed the in-form forward would require a scan.

Speaking exclusively to, he said: “There’s another injury, to Gary, and he’s going to have to go for a scan on his knee in the early part of the week – as soon as we can.

“It’s another massive blow for us having already lost Jai [Quitongo] and Conor [Pepper], so once again lady luck’s not shining on us with top young players getting injured.

“We don’t know how severe it is. I can’t speculate. We didn’t think Jai’s was too bad when he hurt his knee, and obviously that turned out to be more significant. Therefore, we’ll just have to wait and see when we get the scan results.”


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