Kane's season at an end

In a season which has been blighted by injuries to players, Saints have been dealt further blows with bad news on strikers Chris Kane and Denny Johnstone.

Kano was taken off in last week’s goalless affair with Motherwell and a scan has revealed a hamstring tear which means that his season is at an end. Meanwhile, Denny Johnstone has injured a knee in training and is undergoing assessment to see what damage has been done.

Manager Tommy Wright says of the latest set-backs: “Kano has been very unfortunate with this one – he’s stretched for the ball and the Motherwell player has landed on him accidentally causing the injury. Denny went down in training on Tuesday with nobody around him – something has happened to his knee and we’ll need to wait on the assessments to see the extent of the damage.

“It’s one thing after another in a season of injuries and the majority of them have been trauma and impact injuries which have seen lengthy absences. There’s very little you can do about it but that’s Michael O’Halloran, David McMillan, Stefan Scougall, Richard Foster and Brian Easton over the course of the campaign.”