Kristoffer Ajer may feel he has an extra point to prove against Aberdeen

By Hamish Carton

February 14, 2020

Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer may feel he has an extra point to prove this weekend when the Hoops take on Aberdeen.

The Norwegian – who has played every minute of our past five matches – is likely to be involved as Neil Lennon’s men travel to Pittodrie for the midday Sunday kick-off.

And while the entire Hoops team will already be motivated for the clash, Ajer may feel an extra surge of adrenaline as the teams enter the pitch.

Ajer outside Celtic Park (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

That’s after some tasty comments were made against him by an irate Dons boss Derek McInnes following our last clash in December.

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McInnes accused Ajer of getting striker Sam Cosgrove sent off after the Dons man flew into a reckless challenge during the 2-1 Celtic win.

“You have big Ajer winking at him and laughing at him lying on the ground,” McInnes told the Evening Express following the pre-Christmas clash.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“If Sam hits Ajer going at that speed Ajer is hurt.

“The boy was clearly not hurt.”

Ajer could pile more misery on McInnes and Aberdeen

McInnes has a lot on his plate at Pittodrie, so claiming to be a mind reader may not be the best use of his time.

Ajer was evidently hurt after the crazy lunge from hothead Cosgrove, and the decision to send him off was clearly the right one.

The English forward could feature on Sunday, but he was dropped for the midweek game at Hamilton where the Dons scored their first goal in six matches.

Aberdeen forward Sam Cosgrove (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

If Cosgrove does play then things could get rather tasty between him and Ajer.

But even if he doesn’t, the Hoops defender should feel a sense of injustice and a chance to ram some more misery down McInnes’ throat.

He can do that with another fine display at the back. And while his fellow defenders are getting in amongst the goals, he may feel he’s missing out a tad.