Aberdeen have received a big injury boost just days before they take on Neil Lennon’s Celtic with the news that experienced midfielder Craig Bryson will be fit for the match.
Three time Scotland cap Bryson, who joined from Derby County in the summer, hasn’t featured for the Dons since November after suffering a serious ankle injury.
But the Border Telegraph say that the experienced campaigner will be fit for the visit of the Champions.
The paper also report that Ash Taylor could make the game, while Greg Leigh and Scott Wright are definitely out of contention.
Bryson and co. will have their work cut out against Celtic
Despite Bryson’s undoubted experience and quality, it is perhaps a little hard to see him starting the match.
The midfielder has missed 14 consecutive games and throwing him in at the deep end against Celtic’s slick midfield may not be the best move – from a Dons point of view.
Derek McInnes is perhaps more likely to go with the midfield three of Dylan McGeouch, Funso Ojo and Lewis Ferguson – who all started and impressed in their 3-1 win over Hamilton in midweek.
Whatever Dons midfield combination lines up, they’re likely to have their work cut out against Celtic’s slick set-up.
Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Olivier Ntcham have all been consistent stand-outs since we returned from Dubai and the prospect of those three playing together again will be an enticing one for many Hoops supporters.