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Derek McInnes delivers updates on three Aberdeen first-teamers ahead of Motherwell clash

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has provided updates on the fitness of three players ahead of the club’s game with Motherwell.

The Dons are in action at Fir Park tonight, and a win can see them go above The Well in the Premiership table.

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Last weekend Aberdeen were able to close the gap on Stephen Robinson’s men, beating Hibs 3-1 and Motherwell only managing a 1-1 draw with Hearts.

McInnes has options again (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

A solitary point now separates the sides in the table, making tonight’s affair a pretty big deal, although McInnes has rejected the idea the result will be defining.

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Aberdeen ran out 3-0 winners on their last visit to Fir Park, and will be hoping to produce a similar level of performance this time around.

Speaking ahead of the game, McInnes delivered a triple boost for fans.

He said (official website): “Scott Wright was back in full training yesterday which is brilliant for him. Greg Leigh will be back with us towards the end of next week. We are starting to get good options to choose from through the midfield and a decent level of performance is coming from the majority of the players at the moment.

Aberdeen face Motherwell in a big game on Friday night (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Everybody is fit from last week’s game.

“Sam Cosgrove is back training and is added to the squad.

“It just reiterates that we have got good numbers coming back into the squad on the back of a very good performance and victory against Hibs.”

Top scorer Cosgrove has missed the last couple of games with a back injury. Whether he is able to start against Motherwell remains to be seen, but his return is undoubtedly a major boost for the club.

Aberdeen well placed to finish strongly

Aberdeen have the potential for a really strong finish with players returning from injury just at the right time.

Aberdeen were 3-0 victors at Fir Park earlier this season (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Cosgrove especially is a big boost, although Curtis Main has performed very respectably in his absence.

If the Dons can get three points away to Motherwell again, it could be the catalyst for some good form beyond the split to help the club seal that third position.

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