BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
DAVE MACKAY expects former Rangers striker Andy Little to make a full recovery despite suffering a “horrific” fractured skull during Stirling Albion training.
The Northern Ireland internationalist was knocked unconscious earlier this week after stooping to head a bouncing ball, only to accidentally connect with a teammates knee.
Little also sustained a broken eye-socket in the horrendous incident and was immediately rushed to hospital, where his condition was described as stable.
Stuart Brown, the Stirling chairman, stated on Wednesday that “he faces a long journey to recovery”, while describing the clash as “serious and scary”.
However, Mackay is hopeful the 27-year-old, who has made five appearances since joining the Binos in February, can make a relatively swift return to the game.
“Andy is okay and should make a full recovery,” said a relieved Mackay. “Hopefully his scans come back all clear and it’s just a matter of a recovery process, which should take a couple of months or so, before he’s back to normal.
“Thankfully, it’s not as bad as it looked at the time.
“It was an horrific knock and he was out cold for a good few minutes, but hopefully he makes a full recovery and gets back to normal as soon as possible.”
Mackay, meanwhile, was yesterday named League 1 manager of the month for after navigating March with a 100 per cent record.
The Binos are now just four points adrift of the promotion playoff places with four games left to play.
He told Ladbrokes News: “We’ve won seven out of our last eight now and we have a little chance of making the play-offs. Nobody would’ve seen that coming a few months ago. It’s all down to hard work and belief in each other.”