SCOTT ROBERTSON could make his long-awaited comeback for Raith Rovers before the end of the campaign after undergoing an operation on his groin.
The former Hibs and Dundee United midfielder has made just two substitute’s appearances this term and has not kicked a ball since August 6 because of injury.
It has been an extremely frustrating spell for the Scotland cap, who also saw last season affected by a similar problem.
But Rovers manager John Hughes is now hopeful the 31-year-old is finally on the road to recovery after surgery.
Hughes said: “Robbo has had an operation and hopefully he’ll be back playing a game with the kids in the next couple of weeks.
“It was an operation to release the abductor muscles in his groin area.
“So, hopefully that will be the final thing and he’ll be back ready to go in two weeks or so.
“It’s been a long haul for him and he’s been sorely missed, someone with his experience.
“But hopefully he will be back as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, Hughes is confident striker Mark Stewart is also nearing a comeback after missing the last three weeks through injury.
The former Falkirk and Kilmarnock marksman had to be replaced after just 20 minutes of the 2-0 win over St Mirren earlier this month but has been cleared to make his return.
Hughes added: “We got news back on Mark Stewart to say he’s just got a severe dead leg.
“It won’t be a case of him needing game time, so he would come right back into contention if he was pain free.”