Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has updated fans with how Scott McKenna’s comeback from a hamstring injury is progressing.
The latest update is that promising, as McInnes believes that McInnes has a ‘chance’ of returning to the Dons side before the next international break in October.
The news is not so good for Ash Taylor though, who won’t be back until after the break, according to McInnes.
“Scott will probably be back before Ash because his setback has put him right back to where he was” the Dons boss said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“It will probably be after the next international break. Scott is making progress, so he will have a chance before the next lot of internationals.”
The news about Taylor is unfortunate for Aberdeen, but the return of McKenna can only be good news. He has been a key man for the Dons in the last few seasons.
The Dons have missed him in recent weeks, as their season has not really got going following their exit from Europe.
Return for cup tie would be a bonus
The return of McKenna is coming at just the right time then for the Dons. Aberdeen will be hoping that he can feature in the Betfred Cup quarter-final against Hearts in 12 days time, that would be a real fillip for the team.
If not though, the fact that he is not far away from a return is still good news overall. He adds a stability to the Dons side at the back, which they will need as they aim to battle their way up the league table.