McInnes: We’ll rally around ‘good as gold’ Magennis

Derek McInnes has stated that club staff and teammates will stand “shoulder-to-shoulder” with Kyle Magennis throughout his recovery, after providing an update on the midfielder’s injury which is likely to keep him sidelined until the Winter break.

Speaking on Wednesday, the manager said: “He’s had a scan and will probably be out for 8-10 weeks: it’s been a significant hamstring tear. It’s a real blow for us as he’s been such a key player. We’re all feeling for Kyle at the minute and we’ll support him to get back as quickly as possible.

“He’s made such a good impact for us. He’s impressed everybody since he’s been here and the boy deserves a bit of good fortune. We’ll be there shoulder-to-shoulder to get him back as quickly as possible.

“I feel for him: I went through a lot of injuries over a certain period of time and then there was a long part of my career that I went injury free. I’m hoping that is going to be the case for him.

“The boy has been as good as gold since he came here. He’s a really popular member of the squad and we’ll get around him. He’ll be like a new signing in January when he does come back, but for now we need to try and win games and get results without him.”

You can also listen to the manager discuss the importance of turning draws into wins and the challenge that lies ahead at Celtic Park – HERE.