Published: 06:00, 14 February 2020
Lee Hodson has suffered an injury setback just days into his loan spell with Scottish Premiership side St Mirren.
The right-back headed north of the border at the end of last month after struggling to get game-time with the Gills.
He was making his first start for the Saints on Saturday, after two substitute appearances, but picked up an injury in their home game against Motherwell.
His loan club initially feared the worst, suspecting a torn hamstring, but he’s likely to only miss a couple of weeks now.
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin said: “To lose him at the weekend was a bitter blow.
“We thought it was a tear but he came in on Sunday and we are relatively pleased with him.
“We don’t anticipate it being longer than a week or 10 days. Hopefully it’s not anything too major.”
Hodson was joined at St Mirren by Watford loan striker Alex Jakubiak, moving there after cancelling his stay at Gillingham.
Jakubiak, who netted seven goals for the Gills during his spell at Priestfield, scored St Mirren’s equaliser against Motherwell in what was
also his first start for the club.
Bradley Garmston, meanwhile, made his debut for new club Grimsby Town on Tuesday night.
The left-back was released by the Gills at the end of January and signed on for the League 2 side.
He helped Grimsby to a 3-2 victory away to Colchester United, playing 59 minutes before being substituted.
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