Greg Leigh a major doubt for Aberdeen's trip to Celtic

By Hamish Carton

December 20, 2019

Aberdeen could be without one of their most prominent players – Greg Leigh – when they visit Celtic Park tomorrow.

The English left-back, who is on loan from NAC Breda, is a real doubt for the fixture after going off just before half-time in the Dons’ 1-0 win over Hamilton last week.

And assistant boss Tony Docherty admits it’s “in the balance” whether the 25-year-old will play at Paradise.

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“Greg Leigh is set to be assessed,” he told the Evening Express.

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“It is in the balance with him at the moment as we are waiting for the medical crew to come back to us.

“He came off with an injury and has not trained with us yet this week.”

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Leigh absence would be good news for Celtic

Not having Leigh around would be a huge blow for Derek McInnes’ side. The Dons boss is clearly a huge fan of his loan signing, having started him in each of his side’s last 23 matches.

That means that Leigh has been a virtual ever-present in the league this season, only missing around an hour of action all campaign – with most of that coming after his injury last week.

Andrew Considine would be the most likely to stand in at left-back although McInnes has played a back three on occasion throughout the season.

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Whatever happens, it could only be seen as a massive boost to the Celtic right-side if Leigh is in fact ruled out. Jeremie Frimpong and James Forrest are the most likely to feature for us on that wing, and the prospect of them going up against someone like Considine should send shivers down the spine of the Dons support.