This year was set up to be Aberdeen attacker Scott Wright’s big year at Pittodrie, but a knee injury has dashed his hopes of that.
Dons boss Derek McInnes has confirmed that the 22-year-old will likely miss the rest of the campaign with a cruciate knee injury.
It’s a horror blow that has came at the worst possible time.
Wright injury is a major setback in his Aberdeen career
After a decent enough loan spell at Dundee last term, Wright returned to Aberdeen in the summer. This season was his chance to prove he could become a first-team regular.
He has featured in every game so far this Premiership campaign, albeit most of those appearances were from the bench. He had shown in glimpses though what he was capable of.
His goal against Chikhura in the Europa League was arguably his best moment in a red shirt. He finished off a lovely attacking move to help seal a fantastic European victory.
Inconsistency is a problem of his, with Wright often looking brilliant one game, before going cold for four or five. This was the year for him to iron that out, but that won’t happen now.
It’s a major setback for him. Contracted till 2021, his progress will stall for a year. All the good steps he has taken in 2019 will not be built on as he prepares to start his fitness journey.
This is a real shame for the player and Aberdeen. Hopefully Wright comes back in 2020 and proves that he is good enough to be a Pittodrie regular.