Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is confident that striker Lewis Ferguson will be fit for Aberdeen’s trip to Tynecastle on Saturday.

The player had to leave the recent Scotland under-21 training camp with a thigh injury. However, McInnes believes that the player should be available for the game against Hearts.

“Lewis had to pull out of the U21 squad due to a little thigh strain. We have asked a lot of Lewis this season, and he has responded” McInnes told the Evening Express.

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McInnes then confirmed that “Lewis should be okay for the weekend thankfully”,  asserting that he expects to have the player available.

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Perhaps it would be better for Ferguson to start on the bench against Hearts. It could be too much of a risk to start Ferguson when he is just recovering from injury.

With the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic a few weeks away Aberdeen will be wanting to have all of their key players fit for that game.

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If that means resting Ferguson for the most part until the semi-final then so be it.

Ferguson has had an excellent season for the Dons. He has scored seven goals in 36 games and has established himself as a key player for the Pittodrie club.

He really made a name for himself with the winning goal against Rangers in the Betfred Cup semi-final, he will be hoping to do the same against Celtic in the Scottish Cup.


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