Whilst Aberdeen may have been struggling for form recently, the same can’t be said of Northern Irish international Matty Kennedy.

The 26-year-old has been one of the Dons’ better players in recent weeks. In fact, he has provided assists for goals in the last two league games. Unfortunately for Derek McInnes’ side they failed to win either of those games, but that isn’t down to Kennedy, who has been playing well.

Problem started around lockdown

What is interesting about Kennedy’s recent form is that he has only just recovered from a long-standing ankle injury. The problem started before the March football lockdown and the player feels that he has only felt injury-free recently.

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Aberdeen’s Matty Kennedy (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Coincidentally that is when he started performing well on a regular basis for Aberdeen. Derek McInnes will be hoping that the good run of form continues now that the player seems to be injury free.

“Aberdeen had a bit of form, and we went into every game believing we could beat anybody. We were all playing well and then lockdown happened” he said (Press and Journal).


“Niggle in my ankle”

“I had a niggle in my ankle which needed sorted, but I couldn’t get a scan until after lockdown had settled down a bit” Kennedy continued.

Matty Kennedy in action for Aberdeen

Matty Kennedy in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

He then disclosed how it has taken him a while to overcome the injury issue which affected the start of his season.

“It took me a while to get back to playing football again. When you hurt your ankle you kick the ball differently until it settles and it is only the last few weeks that I’ve felt comfortable and had any pain” the player explained.


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