This is some good news on the injury front for Aberdeen ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with RoPS Rovaniemi.

Manager Derek McInnes has revealed that striker Sam Cosgrove is set to shake off a slight injury to lead the line for the Dons.

Both Cosgrove and Sam Hedges were meant to play in the recent friendly against Inverness. However, McInnes didn’t risk the duo with Europe in mind.

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“Hedges had a little twinge in his knee but could have played” he said, as reported by the Evening Express.

“We didn’t take any risks”

“Cosgrove’s groin was a wee bit tight, so although they travelled up to Elgin, we didn’t take any risks.”

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It made sense not to risk Cosgrove, especially with the Europa League fixture on the cards. He will be a key man for the Dons, if they want to take a lead to the second leg in Finland.

Arguably Aberdeen’s player of the season

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Cosgrove was arguably Aberdeen’s player of the season last season. He scored 21 goals, which helped the Dons to qualify for Europe.

McInnes will hope that Aberdeen do not have to rely on Cosgrove as much next season. However, when it comes to making progress in Europe, he will be one of the Dons’ most important players.

As a result, Dons fans will be delighted at the prospect of Cosgrove leading the line in Europe.

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