Aberdeen veteran Niall McGinn has had his say on the current injury crisis that the Dons are having. Scott McKenna, Ash Taylor, Funso Ojo, Craig Bryson and Scott Wright are all currently out of action for the Pittodrie.
McGinn claims that although the situation is a pity, it is up to the players who are fit to prove that the Dons can still thrive despite the absence of so many key players.
“There have been periods of injuries but this is one where there seems to be a lot of muscle injuries due to freak accidents more than anything” he said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“An opportunity to stake their claim”
“But it’s up to us to show the quality of the squad and the guys who come have an opportunity to stake their claim for a place in the side.”
It is never a good time to have a raft on injuries to your side. But the timing is particularly poor for Aberdeen. They face three away games in a week, which could have a big impact on their season.
Upcoming trio of fixtures could be key to Dons season
First up is a trip to Livingston, followed by the Betfred Cup quarter-final at Tynecastle against Hearts. Finally, they face a match against Rangers at Ibrox.
Those games would have been difficult enough without the injuries. However, perhaps the Dons will galvanise in the face of such adversity.
If they come through the three games unbeaten, it could be the making of the current Aberdeen team. As McGinn says though, the players who come in will need to take their chances.