Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says that the Aberdeen injury headache is easing ahead of the weekend’s Celtic clash.

Last week against Motherwell the Dons were forced to use defenders Greg Leigh and Zak Vyner in midfield, whilst a few others missed out due to knocks.

Forced into changes. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

In fairness to McInnes’ men, even with their problems, they still managed to ease past Motherwell with a 3-0 win.

Now the Red Army boss says more bodies are starting to come back into the fold.

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He told the Evening Express: “Ash Taylor is the only one that’s out and he should be back in a couple of weeks. So hopefully we’re starting to come through the injuries with one or two back.

On the mend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I have got competition. Earlier on in the season we were without loads of defenders. But we’ve got them back. Big Ash will be back in two weeks as well. So we have plenty of options there.

“That’s as it should be at a club like Aberdeen – we should have good options in all areas of the pitch.”

Aberdeen are nearing full strength

With Taylor set to miss Sunday’s big game, the Welsh defender will continue to sit beside his other injured teammates in the stand, at least for the time being.

Aberdeen are suffering less from injury as they prepare for tough Celtic meeting. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Scott Wright isn’t likely to feature against this season following a knee injury whilst Funso Ojo isn’t expected back until the new year.

That being said, it is beginning to clear up. McInnes welcomed Craig Bryson and Stephen Gleeson back against the Well, whilst Scott McKenna has returned from his injury.

Aberdeen are getting men back now and they’ll almost be at full strength when Celtic arrive at Pittodrie this weekend.

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