MORTON’S Jack Iredale has been ruled out of action for several weeks after picking up a muscle injury.

The defender missed last Saturday’s game against Dundee United with a torn hip flexor muscle, and the injury has proved more serious than first thought.

It’s another blow for the left-back, who was ruled out earlier in the campaign after picking up a hand injury.

Meanwhile, Jonatan Johansson has confirmed Kerr Waddell’s knee injury isn’t as serious as initially feared, but the Dundee loanee is unlikely to return in time for tomorrow’s game against Falkirk.

Manager Johansson told the Tele: “Kerr is probably closer to a return than Jack, he’s back and kicking the ball already and much closer than Jack as it’s a tear, but it’s a much bigger tear in his muscle than we thought.

“It’s difficult to say but we expect Jack will be out for a few weeks.

“I’m hoping to have Kerr doing full training today, but it will maybe go into next week. He’s been doing a little bit of ball work this week.”

Connor Bell was also left out of the matchday squad last week against Dundee United.

The former Inverness Caley Thistle player returned from an ankle injury recently and had been on the bench.

But Johansson said he was left out of the squad against the Tangerines because he preferred other options in the squad, as opposed to the player being injured again.

He added: “Connor is fine, he’s in a position where we have striking options for the bench, and he hasn’t been picked.”