Strapp out for four weeks with broken toe

Manager Ray McKinnon has been dealt an injury blow after learning that defender Lewis Strapp faces four to six weeks on the sidelines with a broken toe.

The 18-year-old left-back started Saturday’s 2-0 win over Stenhousemuir at Cappielow and played the full 90 minutes of the Betfred Cup tie despite suffering an injury.

An X-ray later revealed that Strapp had actually suffered a fracture and will be missing for at least a month, much to gaffer McKinnon’s disappointment.

Speaking to media officer Jonathan Mitchell, the Ton boss said: “It has turned out that Lewis has broken his toe, which we are all disappointed about.

“He’s a young kid trying to make his mark and has been pushing for a place in the team and getting an opportunity, so it’s unfortunate this has happened at this time in the season.

“It happened very late in the game on Saturday; he went into a tackle and must have caught his toe and broke it there and then. To be fair to him, he played on for the next 10 minutes.

“But when he got the X-ray it turned out it was broken, so he’s going to be out for at least four to six weeks. I’m really disappointed for him.”


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