Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has bemoaned the injury issues which his strikers have his this season. The most recent player to get injured is January arrival Fraser Hornby, who is out until April with a thigh injury.
However, as McInnes reveals, the injury issues have gone backDeek to the start of the season, and even affected players who are no longer at the club such as Sam Cosgrove and Marley Watkins.
“Tough hand to deal with”
“We have had a tough hand to deal with in terms of the strikers this season. In that number nine position, we had Sam Cosgrove out for four months at the start of the season” he said (Evening Express).
“We got Marley Watkins in, and then he was ruled out for four months, and we didn’t see him again. Then obviously Fraser, so we have not had our troubles to seek. Clearly we could do with a little luck on the injury front” McInnes continued.
Down to two fit strikers
As it stands, McInnes and Aberdeen will have to navigate the battle for third place in the Premiership with only two fit strikers in Florian Kamberi and Callum Hendry.
Kamberi started the game against Celtic at the weekend, with Hendry coming on as a substitute in the second-half. McInnes will have a decision to make regarding his strikers against Hamilton at the weekend.
That will be if to start the pair of them, or only one in order to preserve the fitness of the forwards who aren’t injured. The Dons boss might well face a balancing act until Horny returns to fitness.