Dundee United manager Micky Mellon has confirmed goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist will miss the rest of the season with a broken wrist as Ross Doohan arrives from Celtic.

The Celtic youngster has been brought in on an emergency loan after number one Siegrist’s injury. The Swiss keeper has been immense in Dundee United’s first season back in the Scottish Premiership, the Tannadice club also having a Scottish Cup semi-final with Hibs to look forward to.

Out for the season as the Celtic loanee comes in.

Out for the season as the Celtic loanee comes in to Dundee United. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

But Siegrist will play no more this term as the door opens for deputy Deniz Mehmet and Celtic loanee Doohan, Mellon saying: “Benji has broken his wrist, he went to Manchester for a scan and they saw it was fractured. His season is over. He doesn’t need an operation but he has to have rest and rehab.

“It’s very disappointing for the big fella because he has been fantastic for us. Now we are getting to these massive games at the end of the season it’s a shame he’s not going to be involved in them. That’s football though, it can be a cruel game at times but what it does is give others the chance to come forward and make their statement.

“We have Deniz Mehmet and also signed Ross Doohan from Celtic on loan so we are pleased with what we have. We know we have keepers who can play in big games and it’s not a worry.”

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