Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was delighted with Shay Logan’s performance for Aberdeen in his comeback from injury.
The right-back managed 72 minutes in the 3-0 loss against Celtic, despite the defeat McInnes felt that Logan’s performance in his first match in almost three months was ‘great’.
“Credit to Shaleum as he clearly wasn’t fully fit and match ready” McInnes said, as reported by the Evening Express.
“He will be better”
“However, it was great how he put himself forward, and he has brought an energy and enthusiasm to his training. Shaleum ran his race after 65 minutes, but he will be better for having played that game.”
Logan’s comeback is certainly timely. Aberdeen have fallen behind Kilmarnock in the battle to finish third in the Scottish Premiership.
Return has helped with injury crisis
They are in the middle of a quite severe injury crisis, and Logan’s return has helped to slightly ease that. It will be intriguing to see how involved he is when the Dons take on Hearts on Friday night.
No doubt McInnes would like Logan to play the entire 90 minutes. That might not be possible however, depending on Logan’s reaction to his performance against Celtic.
However, if he is fit enough Logan will be a valuable asset to the Dons in their battle to finish third in the league table.
Who knows, if he had returned sooner the Dons could still have been fighting for second place.