Aberdeen star Matty Kennedy looks set to end an eight-month injury lay-off on Tuesday night when the Dons face Rangers after manager Stephen Glass confirmed the Northern Irish international is back in full training.

Kennedy last appeared for the Dons on May 1 as the Pittodrie side lost 1-0 to Hibs, with a back injury sidelining the 27-year-old winger.

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When asked if Kennedy could be in contention for the clash with the champions, Glass said: “He should be, yes. Matty’s back in full training.”

The winger’s injury was discovered after he missed some training having gone undetected by the Pittodrie staff.

Kennedy has been at Pittodrie since January 2020 after signing from St Johnstone on a three-and-a-half-year contract until summer 2023 and was a key player last season, making 39 appearances for Aberdeen.

This season though, he’s yet to make a single appearance as Glass and his side look to put together a run of results and kick off the second part of the season in good form.

With Aberdeen sitting sixth in the Scottish Premiership, European football is very much within the Dons’ reach but they can’t afford anything like the sort of results they suffered in the first half of the campaign.

Having Kennedy back should be a big boost as they look to build on the three-game winning run the Dons ended 2021 with.

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