DEFENDER Terry Hewitt admitted he is gutted for pal Darren Petrie after the midfielder’s season could be over following a knee injury.

The former Stirling Albion and Raith Rovers man twisted his knee in training last week and had to sit out Saturday’s win over Dundonald Bluebell.

There are fears his season could be over as the club nervously await the result of a scan on his knee this week.

And Hewitt, who has suffered a similar injury in the past, said the squad were gutted at the news.

Hewitt told Advertiser Sport: “It’s so unfortunate with Daz as he is a smashing football player; probably one of the best in the league.

“I’ve had injuries like that in the past and we just hope it’s not as bad as it looks.

“Wee Craigy (Craig Donaldson) came into the side and played really well. But, if the two of them are fit, they both play.

“It’s just a shame that we can never see them in the team together.

“I feel really gutted for Daz. He’s a good boy to have and always keeps spirits high in the dressing room.

“Obviously his own spirits are just a bit down at the moment.”

The centre back played his part in Sauchie’s excellent performance against Dundonald, as they came from two-down at half time to win.

Three quick goals from David Cross, Mark Finlayson, and Ross Crawford turned the game on its head as the Reds defeated their promotion rivals to climb to third in the table.

Hewitt said: “It was a funny game because we went in at half time 2-0 down but it was never a 2-0 game.

“The first goal was a cross-cum-shot and the second a wonder strike.

“But, the first ten minutes of the second half were as good as we’ve been all season.

“I said to the boys at half time in the dressing room ‘if we score one goal, we’ll be okay’.

“I’ve been in that situation where you just can’t stop the other team from scoring.

“But, once we got the first goal, I always knew we were going to go on and win the game.”

Hewitt was one of the players singled out for praise by manager Iain Diack following the win.

Although keen to emphasise the performance of the whole side, Hewitt was proud to hear his manager’s kind words.

He added: “I actually dribbled through the whole midfield and that doesn’t happen much.”