St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin has provided an update on the three players that left the action early against Hearts last night due to injury.
The Buddies won 1-0 against the Jambos at the Simple Digital Arena, a result that has bumped them up two places in the Premiership table and, in turn, dented Hearts’ survival hopes significantly.
Jonathan Obika got the only goal of the game early in the second half, latching onto a punt forwards to finish well under pressure from Hearts centre-backs Clevid Dikamona and Craig Halkett.
Following that decisive moment Hearts showed very little, and Daniel Stendel’s team are surely heading for the Championship if similar performances follow.
By contrast, St Mirren were lively and up for the fight. They fully recognised the scale of the occasion and rose to it in front of their own fans.
Their efforts did come at a slight cost though, with three players suffering injuries for the hosts.
Providing a post-match update, Goodwin said: “It doesn’t look great at the moment. Conor McCarthy looks as if he’s done his hamstring and I think we all know you don’t recover overnight from that one. A couple of weeks is probably best-case scenario.
“Ilkay Durmus felt his groin a little bit, hopefully we’ve caught that early enough and he didn’t do it more damage.
“Cammy Macpherson unfortunately took a really bad bang to his thigh so that’s a dead leg – hopefully in 48 hours that might settle down. Saturday might come too early.”