Raith Rovers are facing a goalkeeping crisis after on-loan Rangers shot-stopper Kieran Wright dislocated a finger in training.
The Kirkcaldy men, who were forced to play midfielder Ryan Stevenson in goal 18 months ago in a league game against Ayr, brought Wright in last week after summer signing Robbie Thomson suffered a hip injury and he played in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Stranraer.
Wright suffered his mishap in a training session with his parent club and with Thomson still on the side-lines Raith’s only option at present for goalkeeping duty ahead of the visit of Stenhousemuir this weekend is 17-year-old schoolboy Sam McGuff.
Manager Barry Smith is not keen to throw the youngster into the heat of league action and is now on the lookout for a stop-gap number one.
Smith said: “It has been a really unlucky period for us.
“To have one goalkeeper injured is disappointing but to have two injured in 10 days is beyond unlucky.”
“I have to be fair to Sam, who is just learning the game, and try and get someone in short-term to help us out.
“Hopefully, I can do that.”