Kyle Magennis: St Mirren midfielder will miss rest of season

St Mirren midfielder Kyle Magennis was injured early in the loss to Rangers
St Mirren midfielder Kyle Magennis had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher

St Mirren midfielder Kyle Magennis will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, says manager Jim Goodwin.

The stand-in captain was taken off on a stretcher seven minutes into Wednesday's 1-0 loss against Rangers.

And a scan has confirmed Scotland under-21 international Magennis has a cruciate ligament injury.

"I am obviously disappointed because I lose a good player from the team but I am more disappointed for him," Goodwin said.

"I have been there myself as a player and it is the worst thing that can happen. It is important that we as a club support him as best we can.

"He has been captain in a number of games this season in Stephen McGinn's absence and I think that gives you the idea of the character of the boy that I am willing to make him captain at such a young age."

St Mirren sit 10th in the Scottish Premiership, and host Aberdeen on Sunday in Paisley.

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