Scougall facing two months out for St Johnstone

St Johnstone midfielder Stefan Scougall is facing ankle surgery which would put him on the sidelines for up to two months.

The former Livingston and Sheffield United player suffered ankle and knee injuries during a midfield collision against Motherwell on February 6 and has been advised to have surgery.

Saints manager Tommy Wright said: “Stefan Scougall saw the specialist last night and we have a decision to make. We are probably looking at an operation on his ankle, which would be six to eight weeks (out).

“One consultant would go ahead and do the operation right away, one would maybe wait and see. So it’s one of those situations we will discuss with the player and the medical team, but I think he will end up having an operation.

“You could argue Stefan has had an indifferent season. Sometimes it’s difficult coming to new clubs and he probably hasn’t been helped by the fact that we as a team haven’t played to our full capabilities.

“But there were signs he was putting consistently good performances in, and it’s a huge blow for him and it’s a blow for us.”

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