Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes is set for a scan ahead of the Dons’ match with Celtic this weekend.
Derek McInnes’ side strolled to a 4-2 victory over Hamilton Accies at Pittodrie on Tuesday night. They were four goals up inside 31 first-half minutes, Tommie Hoban, Lewis Ferguson and a Ryan Edmondson double handing them cruise control.
Their foot was taken off the pedal slightly after this as Accies got two goals back but an easy victory was achieved all the same. It’s a positive result for Aberdeen ahead of the weekend’s visit of Celtic.
But one of their men could be denied a date with the champions. Hayes left Celtic for a return to Aberdeen this summer after featuring heavily in their recent domestic success.
The Irishman registered an assist against Accies but headed down the tunnel with a groin injury in the first half. It’s now been confirmed he will have a scan ahead of Celtic’s trip north.
It would be a personal blow for Hayes to miss this encounter, given his history with the opposition. He may join the likes of Sam Cosgrove and Matty Kennedy who aren’t going to be fully fit for Sunday’s kick-off.