Derek McInnes on Aberdeen's easing injury worries

By Hamish Carton

October 24, 2019

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes reckons his side’s injury worries are easing – just days before they face Celtic.

Neil Lennon takes his side to Pittodrie this Sunday, around 60 hours after their Europa League clash against Lazio. Thursday’s Group E meeting may contain most of the week’s glamour but many Celtic fans will be more concerned about what happens at Pittodrie as the Hoops go for a first away win in three league matches.

Celtic may have won their last six away to Aberdeen but Sunday’s encounter still poses some threat, especially given McInnes’ good news.

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“Ash (Taylor) is the only one that’s out and he should be back in a couple of weeks,” he told the Evening Express.

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“So hopefully we’re starting to come through the injuries with one or two back.

“I have got competition. Earlier on in the season we were without loads of defenders. But we’ve got them back.

“Big Ash will be back in two weeks as well. So we have plenty of options there. That’s as it should be at a club like Aberdeen – we should have good options in all areas of the pitch.”

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McInnes and Aberdeen will be in a good place after injury news

Pittodrie is going to be no easy away day for Neil Lennon and his side on Sunday. The Dons will be rejuvenated after their impressive 3-0 success at Motherwell on Saturday and will see a potential scalp in the offing.

Our last two domestic away displays have left a lot to be desired and many fans will not forgive the team if a third was to follow. We must treat the game like our trip to Ibrox last month and win the battle, then the match.

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Aberdeen have a number of men worth watching but we still have the far superior players. If we turn up like the strong, motivated Celtic that we have been at home we should come out on top.