Motherwell fear Saunders' season is over
An ankle injury could rule the Well defender out for the remainder of the campaign.
Motherwell fear Steven Saunders’ season is over after the defender was taken off injured in the weekend defeat at Kilmarnock.
The 20-year-old, who won his first Scotland cap in the November friendly with the Faroe Islands, was forced to leave the action after just nine minutes with an ankle ligament injury.
Motherwell are waiting for the swelling on Saunders’ injury to subside before the full extent of the damage caused is known.
But Well boss Stuart McCall has already ruled out the player featuring in their Scottish Cup replay against Motherwell on Wednesday, March 30.
But there are fears Saunders could now miss the remainder of the season, leaving the top six hopefuls short of cover at right back.
Saunders has made 26 appearances for the Steelmen this term, establishing himself as a regular starter at right back and occasionally centre back for McCall’s team.
He was also due to be part of the Scotland Under-21 side which will face Belgium in a friendly on Thursday, March 24. Rangers defender Darren Cole has been called up in his absence.