After a promising start to the season, ex-Motherwell forward Louis Moult is now set for a lengthy spell on the Preston sidelines.

The Well cult hero was stretched off during the Lillywhites’ recent match with Swansea City. He had made a promising start to the season, having scored on his first start.

Dreadful luck. (Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Now his boss Alex Neil has confirmed that he is going for a scan, but the initial signs are ‘not looking good’.

Ex-Motherwell hero Moult hasn’t had much luck at Preston

Moult just hasn’t managed to get a big break at Preston. As soon as he seems to start firing, another injury or something similar creeps up on him.

Last season he netted five goals. The striker never had a chance to build on the goal he scored in the previous match, as according to Transfermarkt, Moult only started one match following a game he scored in.

He’s not played consistently. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It’s rotten luck for him. After netting twice in four games between November and December last year, he suffered an injury and didn’t start another game all season after the turn of the year.

Motherwell fans fondly remember him and track his every career move. The 26-year-old has earned this adoration as he was the best striker the club have had since Michael Higdon, who won the PFA Player of the Year whilst at Motherwell.

From his Rangers lob, to his delightful curler against Hearts, Moult will always be welcomed with open arms around Fir Park.

A Well hero. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They’ll be hoping his latest setback doesn’t sideline him for too long.

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