Scotland U-21 winger Glen Middleton could be off the pitch for at least a month following a hamstring injury he picked up during the international break.
The Rangers youngster has been on loan for most of his career with the Scottish champions, currently with St. Johnstone.
“Glenn will be out for four to six weeks, which will take us up to Christmas time,” said St Johnstone coach, Callum Davidson. Davidson praised Middleton’s effect in his team’s performances as a starter or substitute, hoping he (Glenn) heals quickly.
“…hopefully he heals quickly…he is someone who can make a real difference playing from the start or off the bench.”
St. Johnstone’s Scottish League Cup defense came to a crashing end when they were knocked out by Celtic last weekend in the semi-finals, and as their manager admits, the Saints are currently facing difficulties without Glenn. “Glenn gives us a lot of energy, so we have a lot of problems,” Davidson said.
Though earlier loan deals at Hibernian and Bradford were unsuccessful, the 21-year old was instrumental for his side last season, scoring when Davidson’s side won the League Cup against Livingston.
Middleton’s clearly impressive given his name in the Scotland U-21 team and Davidson’s praise. Glenn is expected to compete for a spot at Rangers when his current loan period expires.