The sound of Liam Gordon moaning has been music to St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson’s ears because it’s a sure-fire indicator that he’s closing in on a comeback.
The Perth defender, who recently signed a new three-year contract, is making big strides along the road to recovery and may even have a chance of featuring against Celtic next weekend.
Delighted to get this over the line🙌🏻Now to focus on getting myself back out on that pitch. Appreciate all the messages💙 Special mention to @ProLegalSM @PLG_Scotland for sorting it out, top drawer as always👍🏻 https://t.co/Iy53ii0dZR
— Liam Gordon (@_LiamGordon) October 5, 2021
And there was more good news for Davidson to report, with Ali Crawford now set to miss only one match, this weekend’s clash with Livingston, as a result of his groin injury.
“Ali is now ahead of schedule and we could be looking at the start of next week to get him back in full training,” said the Saints boss.
“He should be in contention for Celtic.
“Liam Gordon is at high speed running now.
“I hear him moaning on the training ground again so that’s another sign that he’s pretty close as well!”
Davidson added: “We’ll have to be careful but I’m pretty pleased with what he’s doing. Kicking and jumping is the next stage.
“We’ll have a look next week to see if he has a chance for Celtic.
“We won’t rush it. The most important thing is we don’t lose him again to injury this season.
“There are some big games coming up and it will be good to have the experience of Murray (Davidson), Craig (Bryson), Ali and others back in the team.”