Aberdeen are hoping to have Gary Mackay-Steven back in their side for Saturday’s trip to Celtic Park.
The Evening Express reports that the injury suffered by Mackay-Steven in the 1-1 draw with Rangers isn’t as severe as first thought, and he could make the squad for the game against the league leaders.
Mackay-Steven suffered the injury whilst winning the penalty which gave the Dons the lead against Rangers in the Scottish Cup tie. He lasted only 15 minutes in the game, before the calf injury forced him to come off.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes will be hoping Mackay-Steven is back not only for the trip to Celtic Park. But also the replay against Rangers a week on Tuesday.
With Sam Cosgrove suspended for the trip to Ibrox, McInnes will need all of his attacking players available for the trip to Ibrox. Mackay-Steven is one of his most important players.
He started the Scottish Cup tie in great form, his positioning forcing Connor Goldson to concede the penalty at Pittodrie.
For the Dons to have a chance of getting good results in their visits to Glasgow, they will need Mackay-Steven to continue that run of form.
First of all they will just want confirmation that the player is fit. McInnes will be hoping for good news on that front this week.