Aberdeen face an injury sweat over midfielder Lewis Ferguson after he returned home early from international duty nursing a thigh strain he picked up before joining up with the national squad.
Ferguson sat out the 0-0 draw with Mexico in Marbella on Friday before returning to Scotland ahead of today’s clash with Sweden.
The Dons face Hearts this weekend and losing the 19-year-old would be a massive blow for Derek McInnes’ side.
Ferguson didn’t train much with Scot Gemmill’s squad and will now undergo treatment at Pittodrie in a bid to get him fit for the trip to Tynecastle.
The midfielder is the second player to return home from Scotland’s camp in Marbella after St. Mirren’s Kyle McAllister left ahead of the Mexico draw.
The former Hamilton kid has made 25 appearances this season for the Dons, scoring five times and contributing five assists as McInnes’ side look to secure third in the league.
With a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic looming, the Dons will be hoping Ferguson’s injury isn’t serious enough to force him to spend an extended spell on the sidelines.
Despite his young age, Ferguson has been vital for the Dons this season and if he misses the Tynecastle clash on Saturday he’ll be a big loss.