WILLIS OUT TILL NEXT SEASON



Head Coach, Lee Johnson has updated fans on the injury situation and has given a bit more detail on Jordan Willis' nasty looking knee injury as well as where new signing Ross Stewart is with his fitness.


“We lost Jordan early and that looks a really bad one, we feel for him massively. It looks like he’s ruptured his patella, which would be a bad one. That's the worst-case scenario, but it seems that way. He had been nursing the injury for a while. I really feel for him - he's a great lad and a really good player with Championship quality and physicality. It's probably a minimum term of six months, it's doubtful he'll play again this season. That’s a big loss. We'll still see him off the pitch, but as we know it's not the same bringing that personality when you're unable to play. Jordan was a big loss, but I don’t think that necessarily disrupted the rhythm of the side on the night. At key points, you just can’t make the individual errors that we’ve been doing over the last two or three games."


"Ross Stewart has had what we expect to be a brief setback - maybe around a week to 10 days. He slipped in a rehabilitation drill with the physio, and felt tightness for the first time in two to three weeks."


"Regarding the goalkeepers, they know things haven't gone as well as expected in recent weeks - that's a fair assessment. But it must be remembered that goalkeepers are in a perilous position - I played with David James, who probably dropped 100 balls but caught 10,000. It's about how you react after bold mistakes. You see top international goalkeepers making mistakes, being scrutinised, but I'm here to support the players and help give them that toolbox of resilience to come back stronger."