St Johnstone have been dealt a further injury blow after goalkeeper Ross Sinclair suffered a horror arm break during a bounce game.

The Saints youngster was in between the sticks during a behind-closed-doors fixture against Queen's Park on Monday where he suffered a double break in his elbow with dislocation after diving for a ball.

The 22-year-old has already undergone surgery on his arm, but he now faces months on the sidelines in recovery.

As a result manager Steven MacLean will be forced to bring another goalkeeper into his squad to challenge No.1 Dimitar Mitov.

Herald Sport understands that the club are already in talks with potential goalkeeping targets ahead of this weekend's trip to Ross County.

St Johnstone are already in desperate need of numbers with MacLean revealing that he is after a winger, attacking midfielder and a striker to bolster his options for selection with the Scottish Premiership campaign already underway.

The Perth outfit have already added goalkeeper Mitov, striker Luke Jephcott, midfielder Matt Smith alongside defenders Sam McClelland and Oludare Olufunwa this window.

MacLean explained earlier this week: “I’d like another midfielder, a wide player and another striker.

“We are looking at a bit of pace, in wide areas. We are working hard on that.

“Fingers crossed we can get a couple in this week.

“We are spinning plates. Things can change but we would like stuff done as soon as possible.

“I think people could see the direction we’re trying to go in with the players we’ve brought in.

“We’ve got enough senior players at the club so it’s about getting the blend right.

“If we can add a few more, we can get to where we need to go.”

Manager MacLean also revealed a further injury blow ahead of Saturday's trip to the Highlands with Drey Wright a doubt.

The Saints boss added: “Drey injured his calf at the weekend. He’ll be assessed. It’s still early.

“We hope it will settle down and we’ll know more where we are with that on Tuesday.”