Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie faces a fight to prove his fitness ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash with Viking Stavanger after suffering a knock in Aberdeen’s weekend win over Kilmarnock.

McCrorie scored the only goal of the game as the Dons recorded another win to continue their strong start the season and the versatile 22-year-old thinks he “should be okay” for the trip to Norway on Thursday night.

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“I got a dead leg right at the start of the game and then on the same spot again,” McCrorie said, as quoted by the Evening Express.

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“It shouldn’t be too much hassle and should be okay.

“I should be fine.”

Aberdeen were one of two clubs to host test events last weekend with 300 fans in attendance at Pittodrie for the 1-0 win and the Rangers Academy graduate admitted it was good to have some fans there – although he hopes more can be allowed in soon.

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“Football is not the same without fans and it was good to have a small of number or them in,” he added.

“Hopefully more can come in.”

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Aberdeen are one of three Scottish sides in Europa League action on Thursday with Motherwell heading to Northern Ireland to face Coleraine and Rangers taking on Lincoln Red Imps in Gibraltar.

While there will be no fans allowed into games this weekend, it’s hoped that from next month there will be fans given entry to games on a regular basis.

 

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