Date: 13th March 2007 at 6:06pm
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Jimmy Calderwood is planning for life without midfielder Barry Nicholson in his team for the rest of the season. The 28 year old midfielder was the victim of an unruly and overzealous high challenge by Hearts Laryea Kingston on Saturday.

Kingston was awarded a yellow card by the referee; his second of the match after the ref spotted that Nicholson was in serious pain. The Ghanaian walked off the pitch but not before branding Steve Conroy a racist; unlikely as Conroy is married to a black woman.

Nicholson played no more part in the match and now it is feared that he may miss the best part of the season run in due to the shoulder injury he sustained.

Calderwood spoke of his £250,000 injured signing, “I think it was the contact rather than the way he landed that caused the damage

‘Barry was very lively and very dangerous against Hearts on Saturday, especially in the system we played with Craig Brewster holding the ball up.

“That was ideal for Barry because he is great at making runs in beyond the front players. He’s got two good feet, is good in the air for his size and has goals in him. Because of that we don’t want to lose him for any length of time.’

The optimistic Calderwood continued, “I would have preferred to have Barry fit, but at least we cover for him”.