Ross Gray faces eight weeks on sidelines

Ross Gray
Ross Gray

Berwick Rangers have been dealt a blow ahead of their first competitive game of the season with the news that winger Ross Gray is likely to be out for eight weeks.

The former Livingston player was stretchered off during Saturday’s 2-1 friendly defeat at home to Dunfermline just six minutes after being introduced as a second-half substitute.

He has suffered medial ligament damage that will take between six and eight weeks to heal.

Player/ manager Colin Cameron said: “It is disappointing news as Ross is the type of player who unsettles opposing teams when he runs at them. Someone else will now have the chance to impress at the start of the season.”

Assistant manager Robbie Horn added: “Ross felt a bit of crunching in his knee, which suggests there may be a cartilage problem as well, but we’ll have to wait until his knee has been scanned.

“If it’s both a medial ligament and cartilage injury then you can’t rush him back.”

Berwick begin their season away to Queen’s Park in the Petrofac Training Cup on Friday.