Queen of the South have been plunged into a goalkeeping injury crisis after seeing their reserve stopper succumb to a farmyard calamity.
Indeed, the Queens may well be unable to include a substitute ‘keeper on their bench for Saturday’s Scottish Championship match against Dunfermline after back-up Sam Henderson was clouted by a rampaging cow at the weekend.
Henderson, 19, was on the bench for Queens’ last match against Morton while Jack Leighfield, also 19, deputised for first-choice Alan Martin, who is currently sidelined.
However, the club have since reported that Henderson is now a major doubt for the Dunfermline game after he injured a shoulder when he was buffeted by a marauding moo at his father’s farm.
Speaking to the official Queen of the South website, assistant manager Dougie Anderson said:
Sam has missed training this week. It could have been worse as the cow ran at him for a second time but he managed to get out of the way.
He has a sore shoulder so he is getting closely monitored and a lot of treatment as we do not want to go into the game without a goalkeeper on the bench.
Imagine ringing in sick to work with that one.
“Err boss… you’re never going to believe this but…”
If you ask Pies, he’s definitely milking it a bit.