Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted that the ankle injury that will keep Niall McGinn out for the rest of the season is a blow to his side.

The Dons are currently in a battle with Kilmarnock for third place in the Premiership table. McGinn won’t be available for that battle.

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“Niall is due to have an operation, and he’ll be back in the summer. It was a real blow to lose him on Saturday right at the end of the training session” he told the Press and Journal.

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McGinn has been in good form for the Dons this season. He has eight goals, and nine assists to his name. Now the Dons will have to cope with his skills for the rest of the season.

McGinn joins Lewis Ferguson on the list of players that will miss Saturday’s huge third place battle with Kilmarnock.

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Ferguson is suspended following his recent red card against Celtic.

With Ferguson and McGinn out, Aberdeen will be relying on top scorer Sam Cosgrove more than ever. Cosgrove has been the main goal threat for the Dons this season.

With Aberdeen losing to Celtic in the Scottish Cup, their aims for this season have been reduced to finishing third in the Premiership.

However, the absence of Ferguson and McGinn against Kilmarnock will make that task all the more difficult.

 

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