Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has confirmed operations for Ryan Hedges and Greg Leigh ahead of the Dons’ match with Celtic.

McInnes doesn’t have any fresh injury concerns from the weekend’s match against St Mirren but players have gone under the knife or are waiting to. Left-back Greg Leigh will undergo an op this week after a hamstring injury while winger Ryan Hedges has had his for a torn pectoral muscle injury.

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Hedges has suffered a big injury. (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Aberdeen manager also provided an update on another Dons defender: “Mikey Devlin is progressing slowly but not anywhere near quick enough to be involved anytime soon. Greg Leigh will go through his operation in London on Saturday.

“Hedges had his operation in Manchester on Friday and as expected he will be in a sling for six weeks and it will be a slow recovery. Three to four months out for him is what we still think.”

 

Aberdeen are looking to avoid a sixth straight game without a goal against Celtic but McInnes knows it’ll be a big ask for points: “It is tough challenge any time you go to Celtic. They have had their own struggles through consistency in the league this season.

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Aberdeen face Celtic on Wednesday. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“But what you have seen recently from them is they have settled down and there has been a consistency with their line-up.  A victory would be a huge shot in the arm, but we have got to go and work for it and we have got to go and earn it and that is what we intend to do.”

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