Published: 22/03/2014 05:00 - Updated: 21/03/2014 11:22

Wilson prays Elgin's luck turns next term

Written byCraig Christie

TOP scorers Craig Gunn and Shane Sutherland have been added to luckless Elgin City’s growing injury list.

Boss Barry Wilson says Elgin City are not getting any luck. Photo by Robert Crombie.
Boss Barry Wilson says Elgin City are not getting any luck. Photo by Robert Crombie.

The talented strike duo didn’t train this week and are rated doubtful for this weekend’s trip to face Scottish Cup heroes Albion Rovers.

Gunn was clattered in the last minute of Saturday’s 3-2 home defeat against Annan Athletic in an incident which Elgin feel should have seen them awarded a penalty kick.

The forward sustained a dead leg and was unable to even walk this week, meaning he is almost certainly out for the Coatbridge game.

Sutherland has aggravated a knee injury and will undergo treatment to see if he can play, but manager Barry Wilson insisted no risks will be taken on his fitness.

“I think this probably sums up the whole season for Elgin,” said Wilson, who has been without Brian Cameron, Paul Millar, David Niven, Paul McMullan, Jamie Masson and Mark Nicolson through various injuries picked up this term.

“I just hope we’re using up all our bad luck this season and we’ll be saving some good stuff for next season.

“With the likes of Craig and Shane, I know what they can do so it might be a case of having a look at some of the other chaps who haven’t had a game yet.

“I may be looking at a couple of the younger lads on Saturday.”

Wilson started the Annan match with teenage deputy keeper Stewart Black between the sticks, and the Lhanbryde youngster will keep his place in the team for Saturday.

Young striker Sam Urquhart should again feature, while the likes of Darryl McHardy or Callum Murray could get a longer run-out at Cliftonhill.

More on this story and other Elgin City news and photos in Northern Scot print edition.

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