Micky Mellon has praised Dundee for how they have looked after his son, Michael, after he suffered a horror head injury at the weekend.

The striker, who is on loan to the Scottish Premiership side from Burnley, was left unconscious after a clash of heads with St Johnstone captain Liam Gordon.

Dundee manager Tony Docherty described the injury as "almost life-endangering", and the club have expressed "serious concerns" to the Scottish FA after play was not stopped immediately by referee David Munro.

The game was only brought to a halt after Dundee's club doctor, Derek McCormack, ran onto the pitch to treat Mellon.

"He's okay," said Oldham Athletic boss Mellon, who played for Burnley between 1999 and 2001.

"He's had a sore one. But Dundee have been fantastic in the way they have dealt with him in a very difficult moment for me and his mother.

"But he's going to be okay."

The 20-year-old was discharged from hospital after thorough checks.

A club statement from Dundee said: "Michael sustained a significant head injury in (Sunday's) match against St Johnstone, but thanks to the swift intervention by Dr McCormack and the medical team, his condition was stabilised and he was transferred to Ninewells Hospital Accident and Emergency Department.

"Following specialist investigations, he was discharged with appropriate head injury advice. He will continue his recovery under the supervision of the club's medical team in accordance with concussion protocols.

"The club is writing to the Scottish FA in the strongest terms to express its serious concerns that play was not stopped to allow immediate attention to Michael after what was clearly a dreadful head clash."