St Johnstone boss Callum Davidson was left sweating over three key players after they sustained calf injuries in last night’s draw with Aberdeen, with the Perth boss hoping he’s not without the trio for six weeks.

Zander Clark, Melker Hallberg and goalscorer Callum Hendry all picked up injuries in the 1-1 Pittodrie draw with Davidson worried about losing a “huge” player in first-choice keeper Zander Clark.

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Saints face Hearts this weekend and remain rooted to the bottom of the Premiership table, and Davidson is hoping for some positive news on the injured players ahead of welcoming the Jambos to Perth this weekend.

“We’ll assess the injured players, who we’ll add to our list,” Davidson said. “Hopefully they’re not too bad.

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“Zander is obviously a huge player.

“A calf isn’t a great injury – I’ve had numerous ones. Hopefully, these guys come back quicker than I did. I was probably out for about six weeks after one.”

St Johnstone are already without the likes of Shaun Rooney, David Wotherspoon and Chris Kane through injury and losing Clark, Hallberg and Hendry will be a big blow for their survival hopes.

Despite their form picking up after the winter break – losing only one of their last five games – Davidson’s side saw Dundee and Ross County overtake them in the league in recent weeks.

There’s still plenty of time for St Johnstone to turn things around though and a win over Hearts this weekend would be a great place to start.

Despite the Tynecastle side sitting third in the league just now, the Saints haven’t lost at home to the Jambos in 12 years so it could be a good omen ahead of the weekend.

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