Aberdeen’s second leg Europa League tie against RoPS will be made even harder by the absence of Craig Bryson. The summer signing has yet to make his competitive debut for the Dons.

It will not come in Thursday’s trip to Finland, as Derek McInnes has revealed on RedTV and cited by the official Aberdeen website that Bryson will miss the game.

Game was always going to be difficult

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The game was already going to be difficult for the Dons. The score from the first leg is 2-1. Aberdeen were firmly in control of the tie until RoPS scored in injury time.

Now the tie is in the balance, and the absence of Bryson won’t help matters.

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There is no doubt that Aberdeen have the players to get a positive result in Finland. In the first leg, Niall McGinn and Sam Cosgrove scored for the Dons.

Duo will be key to second leg

Therefore, both players will be key to the outcome of the second leg.

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It would be a blow to Derek McInnes if Aberdeen went out of Europe in the first qualifying round. Especially after the Dons ran Burnley close in last season’s Europa league.

If Bryson was available for the game, the Dons would have to be considered as favourites for the game. That is not the case though, and the tie is up for grabs as Aberdeen head to Finland.


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