Season is over for Piper

Last updated : 28 April 2003 By FootyMAD

"Matt's gone in for keyhole surgery and that's him finished for the season," manager Mick McCarthy told the club's official website.

"I've heard good things about him so the important thing now is to get him right for pre-season."

Since Piper arrived at the Stadium of Light in August last year he has managed just fourteen appearances for the club.