Michael Tidser a doubt for Saturday’s derby

Playmaker Michael Tidser says there is only a slim chance of him being available for selection in Saturday’s big derby against St Mirren.

Tidser, who scored a double in the 4-1 win over the Saints at Cappielow in August, recently underwent a scan to assess the training-ground injury that caused him to miss the 1-1 draw with Dumbarton at the weekend.

The results showed that he had suffered tears to his adductor and, although the 27-year-old says it is a problem that will be assessed day by day, he feels this weekend’s clash with the Saints will come too soon.

Tidser told gmfc.net: “I got the scan results back and have small tears to my adductor and some tears in the lower abdomen.

“It happened at training last Monday. I stretched my leg back to drag the ball through and just kind of felt a rip basically. I knew something wasn’t right straight away.

“It’s unfortunate because I’ve been fit all season, so hopefully it’s just a minor setback and I can get back fit soon. It’s one of those ones where I have to take each day as it comes.

“I have my programme here, my rehab stuff to do, but it’s still sore at the moment, so the chances of me being fit for Saturday are slim if I’m being honest.

“I’ll see how this week goes and what Jane [Johnston] the physio says and take it from there. But I’ll be devastated if I do miss it.”

Tidser was speaking at the launch of our new official 2018 club calendar, featuring the photograph of his passionate goal celebration from the last derby – an afternoon that he recalls fondly.

He added: “That was a big moment for me. It was a good game and to beat your rivals by any score is great, so to score a double in a 4-1 win is one that will live in the memory.

“It’s a good picture of the celebration and shows how much scoring in the game meant. I’ll be buying a calendar to hang up on the wall at home.”


Image: Jonathan Mitchell