Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has some good news for the recently returned from injury Mikey Devlin. The Pittodrie chief has confirmed that Devlin will be a first choice for the Dons in defence when he is fit.

“Mikey is now in charge of the jersey, and he comes back in now and plays” McInnes said, as reported by the Press and Journal.

“We can rely on him”

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“It is great to have the quality of the likes of Mikey when you get injuries to the squad. We know we can rely on him when he has been called upon.”

A series of injuries have prevented Devlin as making as many appearances as he would have liked for the Dons.

Last season injuries limited him to only 30 appearances last season. His 90 minutes in the weekend’s 3-0 win over Ross County was only his second appearance of the season.

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However, so good was Devlin’s performance against County that Devlin will be a first pick for the Dons going forward.

A formidable partnership could be formed

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When Scott McKenna returns to full fitness, he and Devlin could form a formidable defensive partnership. That could come after the international break.

For now though, Derek McInnes will be delighted to have a key man back in his side. It would not be a surprise to see Aberdeen’s results pick up as a result.

That began with the win over Ross County, and the Dons will be hoping that it continues when Aberdeen return to action.

 

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