Injury blow for Richard Foster

Saints have been dealt an injury blow with the news that Richard Foster is likely to miss the remainder of the campaign with a hamstring tear.

The defender picked up the injury at Celtic Park last Sunday and had to be replaced and a scan this week has revealed substantial damage to the hamstring.

Tommy Wright says of the news: “It’s very unfortunate and adds to what has been a poor year for us injury-wise. We’re still fresh from the news that Stefan Scougall is out for a lengthy period only to be given the news about Richard.

“It’s a grade 3 hamstring tear and it’s come as a shock as it didn’t look too bad at the time but I think the position he was in as it happened and the fact that he was pulled back has compounded the injury. We’re looking at twelve weeks which is effectively the rest of the campaign.

“I’m very disappointed for Richard as he looked to be back to his best and he is a versatile player for us. However, Aaron Comrie is available and Keith Watson should be back training in a week so hopefully can cope.”