St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has confirmed that on-loan Rangers winger Glenn Middelton is set to be on the sidelines for “four to six weeks” after he was injured on international duty with Scotland under-21s – admitting that it leaves him with a “lot of problems.”

Middleton limped out of the defeat by Belgium at Tannadice and missed the Premier Sports Cup semi-final defeat by Celtic at Hampden last weekend, with Davidson expecting him to be out until around Christmas.

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The Saints are already without Stevie May for a similar spell while David Wotherspoon is awaiting the outcome of a scan on an injury sustained at Hampden, leaving Davidson very thin for options in attack.

“Glenn will be out for four to six weeks. Which will take us up to Christmas time,” Davidson said [Courier].

“He’s young, so hopefully, he heals quickly.

“It’s a blow because impact-wise, he’s someone who can make a real difference playing from the start or off the bench.

“Glenn gives us a lot of energy. So we have a lot of problems.”

St Johnstone face Hibs this weekend in the Scottish Premiership as they look to get back to winning ways after the defence of their League Cup was ended at Hampden.

The Perth side lost 1-0 when the two met earlier in the season, Martin Boyle scoring the only goal of the game, as Davidson and his players look for revenge this weekend.

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