Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels says he’s trying to remain positive despite the news goalkeeper Cammy Bell is out for up to ten weeks with a fractured wrist.
The 25-year-old stopper picked up the injury in the 2-1 defeat to Motherwell, saving a shot from Fraser Kerr.
Bell told the Scottish Sun: “I’d felt something when I made the save against Motherwell. When I woke up the next morning I knew it wasn’t right.
“I had it checked out by the physio and had a scan which showed a fracture. I felt I started the season well – and now this setback.”
Killie are already without top scorer Paul Heffernan as well as Garry Hay due to injury but Shiels says the Ayrshire side will just have to get on with things.
He told BBC Scotland: "It will give the some of the other kids a chance to come in and do well.
"We have to be positive and we have Kyle Letheren and Anssi Jaakkola who are both more than capable. We'll replace him. It's a simple as that."
"I'm disappointed for Cammy because he would have been looking at a call-up for Scotland, with Allan McGregor injured," added Shiels.
"He hasn't had much luck on the international front."
"We've had three key players going in for operations in the last eight days; Paul Heffernan, Garry Hay and now Cammy. Sometimes you get periods like this, that's what squads are for."