Keith Watson injury update

Friday 17th March

Saints defender Keith Watson faces another spell on the side-lines following a scan on a knee injury revealed the need for a tidy up operation.

The former St. Mirren defender’s debut season with Saints has been blighted by injury but he had come back strongly in the second half of the season and had turned in notable performances in three starts since the turn of the year.

However, during a routine gym exercise in training on Tuesday he felt his knee “pop” and a scan brought results late yesterday afternoon which showed the need for a tidy up procedure.

Manager Tommy Wright says “There could have worse diagnoses but nevertheless it will require an operation and the recovery period will see Keith ruled out for a fair part of the remaining weeks of the campaign. It’s a blow for Keith who has showed great patience this season but on the positive side having the operation now will ensure that as a minimum he is ready to go at the start of next season.”