Oliver out for 8 weeks with broken collarbone

Forward Gary Oliver faces up to two months on the sidelines after suffering a broken collarbone in Saturday’s William Hill Scottish Cup tie against Peterhead.

The 23-year-old suffered an awkward landing after a poor challenge by ex-Ton midfielder Jamie Stevenson in the 60th minute of the third round fixture.

Oliver was immediately substituted and sent to hospital for an X-ray that would confirm that he had suffered a fractured clavicle and will be out for between six and eight weeks.

Disappointed manager Jonatan Johansson explained: “Gary Oliver has suffered a broken collabone and will be out for at least six weeks.

“He landed really awkwardly and we sort of knew it was broken straightaway but got it confirmed later on that night, so that’s a real shame because he has been coming onto a game and doing really well for us.

“I think the tackle was really poor, and when you make tackles like that you run the risk of [inflicting] serious injury and unfortunately that’s what happened.”


Image: Gary Bradley