Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes faces an intriguing selection gamble heading into Thursday night’s Europa League clash against Chikhura Sachkhere.
The Dons boss must decide if new signing Funso Ojo should start the game. The player has only just joined the Dons, and didn’t feature in the last round tie against RoPS.
However, McInnes sounds keen to have the player involved at some stage of the game.
“We have been accelerated his work” he said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“Doing double sessions”
“He was doing double sessions back in Aberdeen when we were in Finland to get ready for this week.”
It will be a gamble to start the player in such a big game. There is a big difference between training and playing. However, if McInnes thinks that Aberdeen could benefit from Ojo playing then he should be involved.
Could come off the bench?
Maybe even a place on the bench, and he can come on in the second-half. Ojo’s role as a defensive midfielder could be key on the night for the Dons.
They will need to be at their best to get a good result in Georgia. Aberdeen were very eager to sign the player, beating Hibs to his signature.
A good performance on his debut in Europe could go a long way towards proving that the Dons were right to be so keen to sign the player.