Motherwell face three months without their top goalkeeper Trevor Carson who has been ruled out with a knee injury.

The stopper will have to undergo surgery on the issue to resolve it and will be out of action until at least January at the earliest.

It comes as a serious blow to the SteelMen who also lost new goalkeeping signing Scott Fox to injury a short time after he put pen to paper on a contract at Fir Park.

“It is a blow to lose Trevor,” manager Stephen Robinson told the club website. “He has done so well since he’s got back into the side and also getting back into the national team.

“We will support him through his recovery and hope that he makes a quick and full return to fitness.

“We brought in Aaron Chapman as cover previously, and we are evaluating whether we now need to bring in another goalkeeper to cover Trevor’s absence.”

Carson, 32, has made 76 appearances for Motherwell since joining the club in the summer of 2017.