According to The Press and Journal, Aberdeen’s already considerable injury problems may be worsening ahead of their trip to Ibrox this Sunday.
Key first team players Shay Logan, Niall McGinn and Gary Mackay-Steven have already been ruled out.
Furthermore, according to the report, Dons captain, Graeme Shinnie, is also a doubt.
He picked up an ankle injury during Saturday’s win over Kilmarnock and is ‘struggling to make the game’.
Those are considerable players for the Dons to be missing.
Derek McInnes has had to do without Logan since February, so that is nothing new.
Mackay-Steven and McGinn, though, are crucial to his plans in attacking areas. The former is inconsistent but can be very dangerous on his day, while the latter scored in the most recent meeting between the two sides.
While Shinnie is out of contract and could join Derby in the summer [BBC Sport], he too is still an important performer. An experienced head in a very young squad, his absence would be keenly felt.
On the other hand, the Gers have to deal with just one big absentee. Alfredo Morelos.
However, although he did score a brace against Aberdeen at Pittodrie, he’s also already been sent off three times against this opposition so far this campaign. Therefore, his continuing ban certainly improves the chances of keeping all eleven players on the pitch.
Other than that, with the exception of Graham Dorrans and Jamie Murphy, the Gers are at full strength.
Therefore, they should be confident that they can overcome this opposition in Glasgow, for the first time this season.