Aberdeen midfielder Stephen Gleeson will be given the chance to revive his Aberdeen career following recent injuries.
Funso Ojo, Jon Gallagher and Craig Bryson all hobbled off against St Johnstone, leaving McInnes potentially short in midfield.
The Dons boss has said Gleeson is back in training and could be introduced within the next few weeks.
He told the Daily Record (17/09/19, page 45): “Steven is back running again and is thankfully coming through his injury problems. He’ll get back to full training in three or four weeks. It will be good to get another body fit and available.”
Gleeson must take his Aberdeen chance
With the talent in Aberdeen’s midfield, Gleeson is very much a backup option. Lewis Ferguson, Bryson, Gallagher, Ojo and even young Dean Campbell are ahead of him.
Once the Irishman is fit though, he looks likely to get another shot. The 31-year-old hasn’t played this term and only managed 19 appearances during 2018/19.
A report during the summer claimed that the Dons were looking to offload the midfielder (Daily Record). Given how things have played out, McInnes will be glad he didn’t move him on, at least for now.
His return is a few weeks away yet though. Until they find out the extent of the damage Saturday’s injuries have caused, Aberdeen will be very light in midfield.