Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is confident that Scott McKenna will emerge for his recent suspension a more sensible player.

The Dons centre-back received a three match ban after a clashing with Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos last month.

Ahead of his return to play St Johnstone on Saturday, McInnes shared his thoughts on how the red card can help McKenna as an individual.

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“Scott is a young player with bags of potential, and he has done so well” he told the Evening Express.

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“But any time you get sent off, and deserve to be sent off, then it is something you have to put your hand up and learn from. And Scott will.”

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Interestingly, McKenna’s return from suspension has come just in time for Aberdeen’s upcoming Scottish Cup quarter-final against Rangers.

18th December 2018, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Aberdeen versus Dundee; Scott McKenna of Aberdeen (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The game takes place at Pittodrie next Sunday, and McKenna’s battle with Morelos is sure to be a deciding factor in the outcome of the game.

Before that though, McKenna will be hoping to aid the Dons in their battle with Kilmarnock and Rangers for Europe.

Following the match against St Johnstone, the Dons are in action midweek against Hamilton Accies. They will be hoping for two wins that will give them plenty of belief heading into the huge cup clash against Rangers.


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