Derek McInnes has confirmed that he will have Craig Bryson and Zak Vyner amongst his Aberdeen options this weekend.

Bryson had gone for a scan following a terrible challenge on his ankle during the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone (Evening Express).

Was on the receiving end of a bad challenge. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Vyner meanwhile has been missing since before the international break, with McInnes confirming after the win over Ross County that he had picked up a shoulder injury.

Prior to Aberdeen’s match with St Mirren on Saturday, McInnes says both Bryson and Vyner should be available for the Dons.

He told the Aberdeen Twitter: “Bryson’s scan results show it’s not as bad as we feared and hopefully he’ll be back training while Vyner is added to the squad.”

Bryson and Vyner provide boosts for Aberdeen

Since arriving from Derby in the summer, Bryson has had a terrible time with injuries. Both ankles have caused him trouble, meaning he’s not played 90 minutes yet.

McInnes hasn’t been able to utilise his midfield options properly in recent weeks. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Vyner’s adapted since moving on loan from Bristol City. Signed as a right-back or a central defender, he has moulded himself into a CDM and has been thriving in the Dons engine room.

It’s two boosts for McInnes ahead of the weekend. They’ll take on St Mirren at Pittodrie, and if they win, they could be as many as eight points clear of Motherwell in fourth.

He’ll likely have the help of two of his better midfield options in order to try and achieve that goal.

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