Whilst there was good news for Aberdeen at the weekend when their long goal drought came to an end when Callum Hendry scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.

However, the Dons suffered a blow on Tuesday night when it was confirmed on the club’s website that January arrival Fraser Hornby suffered a ‘significant tear on his thigh’. There has to be a doubt that the player will feature again for the club, as he only signed on loan until the end of the season.

Would have played key role

A serious injury to an important player is the last thing that manager Derek McInnes needed. The Dons have finally got back to winning ways, and now a player who presumably would have played a key role for Aberdeen this season won’t feature.

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Fraser Hornby in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

In a way it just adds more pressure on to McInnes. He is already under pressure to secure Aberdeen a third place finish. Not having Hornby in the squad will not help with that.

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Other striker may get chance to shine

One possible positive to take is that recent goalscorer Hendry might get a chance to shine. After all, he did replace Hornby against Kilmarnock.

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Callum Hendry scores for Aberdeen (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

However, McInnes would no doubt have liked to have both Hornby and Hendry available for the rest of the season. However, it is not to be. Now McInnes and Aberdeen face a trip to Celtic Park without one of their key January signings available.

Celtic are in poor form, so it could be a good time to play them, even though Neil Lennon has resigned. But the loss of Hornby could make getting a result that more difficult.

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