Burton Albion captain McGrath ruled out for the season

John McGrath

Burton Albion captain John McGrath has been ruled out for the season and may miss the start of the next campaign.

The 32-year-old midfielder tore a ligament in his foot against Swindon Town last month and a specialist has said that he needs surgery and could be out for six months.

The club are seeking a second opinion but McGrath expects it to be bad news.

"It's deflating," he told BBC Radio Derby. "There was no malice. It was a 50-50 tackle and I came off worse."