Phillips set for long spell on sidelines

Phillips suffered the problem in Saturday’s friendly defeat to Real

Mallorca and it was immediately feared he could be out for some

time. Those fears were today confirmed by a scan which showed a

ripped muscle. Alex McLeish said: “Kevin has torn his thigh muscle

and will be out for a while – it will be a considerable period.

“But he is a notoriously quick healer so anything will be a bonus.”