MORTON’S Chris Millar may face more time on the sidelines with a groin injury flaring up again.

The midfielder has been plagued by the problem throughout the season, missing odd games at the beginning of the campaign.

But he was ruled out for several weeks after being forced off in the heavy defeat to Ayr United at the end of last month.

The 35-year-old made a winning return to the side last weekend, helping the Ton to a 1-0 victory over Falkirk.
But after 70 minutes on Saturday, the former St Johnstone man felt the injury once again when going into a tackle with Stelios Demetriou.

The veteran was instantly in discomfort and came off shortly the pitch afterwards.

Manager Jonatan Johansson admits it’s a growing concern that it’s the same problem to flare up, adding to his increasing injury list, with a number of Ton’s first team squad ruled of action for some time.

Denny Johnstone hasn’t featured since September, while Connor Bell and Robert Thomson haven’t played for the Ton since August.

Ben Armour and Scott Tiffoney have also been ruled out in recent weeks, with Millar likely to join them on the sidelines for today when the Ton take on Queen of the South.

The Morton boss told the Tele: “It is the groin again, which is not good now. 

“He’s been carrying it for the whole season and we’re trying to manage it and it’s a worry for us.”