Date: 3rd June 2014 at 4:08pm
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With midfielder Dave McAllister working his way back to fitness following ankle problems at the tail end of last season, it’s a case of good and bad news for him now as the decision has been made to operate to correct a potential future problem.

McAllister has been out of action since picking up the injury last march in victory over Bradford City and it was discovered that he had a syndemosis tear which required rest to recover. This problem has now been dealt with successfully but whilst being checked over by consultants they discovered another potential problem lurking in his ankle that could’ve reared it’s head at a later stage.

With that in mind, physio Chris Skitt joined him earlier today ahead of the operation, and he explained to the Official Site.

‘Macca has recovered fully from the initial problem and that is testimony to the hard work he’s put in during the rehabilitation. When they were checking the ankle they found something which may become a problem later in the season. The consultant is saying the recovery time will be four to six weeks and we hope Macca will be back for the start of pre season.’

Obviously it’s another blow for the player, but at least having been found and corrected early when he does return to proper fitness and contention, all being well he’ll remain fit for the remainder of the campaign.

Speaking about this development himself, he added.

‘It’s a disappointment but it’s good to get it sorted now and gives me the chance to come back raring to go. It’s lucky that we can get it sorted over the summer ahead of the pre season as it could have been a lot worse if it had happened in the season.’