ST MIRREN will discover on Thursday night the extent of the knee injury that could have ended Kyle Magennis’ season after he was stretchered off at Ibrox.

The midfielder was crocked in the opening minutes of the Buddies’ 1-0 defeat to Rangers last night and was it clear discomfort as he was carried down the tunnel.

Magennis will have a scan this morning and boss Goodwin said: “It‘s not looking great. He’s our captain on the night and he does a fantastic job for us.

“He’s going for a scan tomorrow morning but, at this moment in time, it’s not looking good.

“He’s definitely done ligaments, it’s just a question of whether it’s medial or cruciate. But it’s six to eight weeks, anyway.

“To lose a player as influential as Kyle, with such a serious injury, is so disappointing for him – and he’s going to be difficult to replace.”

Jermain Defoe netted the only goal of the game to earn victory for Steven Gerrard’s side as St Mirren were left with nothing to show for their efforts.

The visitors rarely ventured forward as they set up to stifle Rangers but Goodwin was pleased with their disciplined performance.

He said: “It’s like any other game against Celtic and Rangers, they’re pretty long nights.

“We knew we were going to give up a lot of possession. The shape of the team was very good, the boys stuck to the game plan.

“We knew we couldn’t have too much of a go because they would pick you off.

“They’ve put five past Aberdeen, Motherwell, Hearts … so you can’t be too vulnerable. I didn’t want to come here and have that kind of a scoreline.

“I was hoping we would be able to stay in the game for as long as we could.

“Unfortunately we lost the goal just after the half hour mark, a lapse in concentration.

“The game plan was up to me. The players stuck to it. If there is any negativity to come my way because of the way we set up, then fine.”