Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has confirmed multiple big injury blows for his side ahead of their Premiership fixture against Rangers.
It’s set to be an extremely emotional occasion at Ibrox on Wednesday night following the sad passing of club legend Walter Smith.
Rangers have a three-point lead at the top of the table, while the Dons are eighth on just eleven points.
Aberdeen had lost five consecutive league matches before hosting Hibernian at the weekend. They stopped the rot and won the game 1-0, but at a cost.
Promising young right-back Calvin Ramsay had to be substituted after just half an hour due to a quad injury, while centre-back Declan Gallagher was also taken off before the interval after damaging his hamstring.
Left-back Jack MacKenzie missed out entirely with an ankle problem and won’t return against the champions.
“Calvin, Declan and Jack are all unavailable for the (Rangers) game,” confirmed Glass during a press conference on Tuesday [The Press and Journal]. “The injured players are looking at being out for a few weeks.”
“We have not had the full prognosis yet. It will be beyond the international break at a minimum until they are back.”
Aberdeen’s defensive crisis means that Scott Brown may have to be deployed at centre-back.
The current Dons and former Hoops skipper is relatively unfamiliar with the role and Rangers’ attacking players will no doubt be relishing the prospect of going up against him.