Defender out for three months
Rovers have received some bad news with the extent of Cian Bolger’s injury now known to be more serious than was first thought.
The on loan central defender has injured his posterior cruciate ligament and will be sidelined for three months.
Speaking at the club’s training ground this morning manager Mark McGhee said; “I’m absolutely gutted for Cian, and the fact is I think he injured himself being as committed as we had asked him to be. He showed where his commitment lies, and it’s a great shame for him to be out at this moment in time.
“The prognosis is that he will be out for three months and we hope he will make a full recovery and be back playing by Christmas, fingers crossed. He will go back to Leicester for his rehab and, hopefully, be back here before his loan period expires.
“He was going to be a really important player for us. We tried hard all summer to get him here and eventually managed to do that and, as everyone has seen, he has been absolutely brilliant in the short time he’s been back with us.
“He showed how important he was going to be for us and we are gutted for ourselves but, more than anything, for Cian.”
Given that Garry Kenneth is close to getting back into action, the manager doesn’t expect to be seeking another central defender in the loan market.
“Garry Kenneth is over his injury and needs to get fit and back into specific training specific as well as running. He isn’t that far away, but I won’t play him in any of our next three games as he’s not quite ready, but I think he will be ready two weeks from Saturday.
“In the meantime, we will continue with Adam Virgo and Tom Parkes and make sure we work hard in front of them.”