Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is currently without a host of key players because of injury. The Dons will need to deal with the issue for a while longer, as the likes of Scott McKenna and Craig Bryson will miss not only the Betfred Cup tie with Hearts, but this weekend’s trip to Ibrox to face Rangers.
However, McInnes is confident that things will pick up on the injury front after the next international break next month.
“Things will improve”
“I know things will improve. I know we’ll get players back soon enough. After the international break, we’ll have McKenna, (Ash) Taylor, Bryson and Stephen Gleeson” he said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
That will be exactly what Aberdeen fans have been longing to hear. The team’s performances in recent games have not been the best whilst so many players have been out injured.
The most recent example was in Aberdeen’s recent 2-0 win over Livingston. Although it was a good result for the Dons, the performance left a lot to be desired.
Performances should improve when players return
That could change when the injured players come back. The return to the side of so many key players is bound to improve the performances of the team.
It is just unfortunate for Aberdeen that the return will be after the international break, and not before. They will need to get through the next few fixtures as best they can.
Then, once the players have returned, McInnes and the Dons support will be hoping for an improvement in Aberdeen’s performances.