Scotland international Barry Douglas is ruled out of Leeds United’s charge for the English Premier League


BARRY DOUGLAS has vowed to return to action stronger than ever after the Leeds United defender was ruled out for the remainder of the season with knee ligament damage.

The 29-year-old suffered the injury during Leeds United’s 3-2 victory against Millwall on Saturday, even soldiering on until the end of the match in spite of the pain.

Subsequent scans have confirmed that the former Dundee United and Queen’s Park full-back is facing three months on the sidelines following the setback, ruling him out of Leeds’ Championship promotion push.

(Pic: Twitter, @barrydouglas03)

Douglas, capped once for the national side, will also be unavailable for Scotland’s summer showdowns against Cyprus and Belgium in Euro 2020 qualification.

He tweeted: “Not how I wanted my season to end but unfortunately for me that’s sometimes football, thanks for all the messages of support I really appreciate them and will use them to help me come back stronger.”

Douglas has made 27 appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s men this season, laying on five assists and playing a pivotal role in their rise to second spot in the Championship. He is chasing a second successive promotion to the Premiership after starring for Wolves last season.

Douglas has also turned out for Lech Poznan and Konyaspor, winning the Polish title and Turkish Cup respectively.