Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says he’s gutted for defender Mikey Devlin after another long-term injury.

The centre-back has had a stop-start time of things in the Granite City following his move from Hamilton in 2018, featuring 37 times. He has featured for 10 minutes in the Premiership this term.

Devlin is facing more time on the side line as his Aberdeen frustration goes on. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Last season, he made 19 appearances for Aberdeen. Now facing an ankle operation and three months on the treatment table, McInnes has explained Devlin’s latest knock.

“Mikey Devlin has picked up an injury, it is a real blow,” said McInnes ahead of the Dons‘ Premiership match with Ross County. “He has taken a sore one and unfortunately, he will need an operation on a tendon injury in his foot that will keep him out for three months.

“It was a shot he blocked in training. When you look at the incident I am surprised at the nature of the injury.

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McInnes has been left gutted by the blow to his big defender. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I feel sorry for the boy. He has had such a hard time. He has not started a full competitive game since February and littered in between that has been various injuries.

“It is so frustrating and disappointing for him.”

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