St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin has provided an update on Kristian Dennis ahead of Wednesday’s match with Celtic after the forward was ruled out for the rest of the season at the weekend.

Dennis has had a stop-start time since arriving in Paisley from Notts County but had two goals and an assist in his last three appearances. But now he has picked up an achilles injury and was sent for scans prior to the St Mirren meeting with Celtic on Wednesday.

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Dennis is injured. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Goodwin would be thrilled to see the 30-year-old back before the end of the season but doesn’t think it’s ‘unlikely’: “Kristian Dennis is seeing a specialist and we are awaiting the outcome of that. He got a knock on his achilles a couple of games ago.

“A scan showed a slight tear so the specialist will decide this afternoon whether it’s one that can heal on its own or whether we need to operate. If we have him back before the end of the season we will be delighted. But that is looking unlikely.

“It’s a real blow as since Kristian has come to the club, he has had one injury after another pretty much. We thought we were beginning to see the best of him and he was getting amongst the goals.

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Was just hitting form. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“He is probably our most proven striker when you look at what he has done over his career and we were looking forward to what he was going to bring us in the second half of the season. It hasn’t panned out that way but he will get all the support that he needs. If this season is over, so be it.”

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