Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has revealed that the club could once again sign Tommie Hoban, once he completes his recovery from a cruciate ligament injury.
The player is currently without a club, but McInnes confirmed to the Evening Express that he will be continuing his rehab at Aberdeen.
“Do some training”
“Tommie has indicated he will take us up on our invitation to come up over the next two to three weeks to do some training with us” the Aberdeen boss said.
He then discussed the possibility of the player signing for the club when fit.
“It is too premature that it is something that would automatically happen. But it is not something that we think definitely wouldn’t happen either.”
Hoban has been extremely unlucky when it comes to injuries. Twice he has suffered long-term injuries whilst at Aberdeen.
However, if he can get back to fitness then it makes sense for the Dons to think about giving him a contract with the club.
Dons have had injury issues
Aberdeen have had injury issues in defence this season. Ash Taylor and Scott McKenna have been out for lengthy periods of time.
That could be why McInnes is considering giving Hoban a deal if he can get fully fit. The only issue is that it could take the player time to get back up to speed following his knee injury.
If he is able to do that though, Aberdeen should make the move. The fact that he is set to return to Aberdeen to complete his rehab must be a positive sign for the player.
The fact that McInnes did not rule out giving the player another contract is also a positive sign. However, it will likely depend on his recovery from injury.
Derek McInnes will be watching Hoban’s recovery from injury carefully. Should all go to plan, he may once more become an Aberdeen player.