Goalkeeper Jamie McGowan requires surgery on his left shoulder and faces a number of months on the sidelines, manager Jim Duffy has confirmed.
The 20-year-old suffered a dislocation in a Development League West fixture at Queen’s Park on 29 November, with midfielder Ruaridh Langan replaced him between the sticks as an emergency stopgap.
And Cappielow gaffer Duffy has revealed that the former Scotland Under-15 cap will go under the knife to address the injury.
The Ton boss said: “Jamie McGowan dislocated his shoulder. He’s going to need an operation and we’re just waiting on that getting resolved.
“Obviously, over the Christmas and New Year period it’s difficult with surgeons unavailable during the holiday period.
“Hopefully, we can move that forward quickly because he does require an operation on his shoulder and will be out for a number of months.
“We do have to try and move on that [recruiting a keeper] and have been looking around for a number of weeks. We haven’t found anyone who’s been available and suitable for us, so we have to accelerate that process.”
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