Hibernian v Aberdeen preview

Date published: Friday 25th October 2013 10:30

However Ryan McGivern has shaken off the knock that forced him off in the second half last weekend and is fit to take his place in the back four.

Boss Pat Fenlon also has Jordon Forster, who has recovered from a groin injury, available to provide additional cover at centre-back.

Alan Maybury (thigh) and Sam Stanton (hip) are set to return to training early next week, while Tim Clancy (groin) and Alex Harris (ankle) are progressing well in their recoveries.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is ready to throw Ryan Jack straight back into action at Easter Road despite admitting the Scotland U21 international was suffering from fatigue.

Midfielder Jack had played every minute for the Dons this season until he was replaced late on in last Saturday’s 1-0 win over Dundee United suffering cramp in both hamstrings.

However, McInnes says the player is ready to resume action after offering him a couple of days rest.

The only other absentees for Aberdeen are midfielder Chris Clark and forward Josh Magennis, who are both still recovering from knee injuries.

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Hibernian v Aberdeen preview

Date published: Friday 13th May 2011 2:08

Hibs’ Callum Booth is rated doubtful due to illness.

Derek Riordan is set to start up front in what could be the out-of-contract striker’s final match for Hibs, while goalkeeper Mark Brown is poised to be restored in place of Jakub Divis.

Francis Dickoh is available following a ban, but Ian Murray, Danny Galbraith and Michael Hart (rested), Graham Stack (shoulder) and Matt Thornhill (knee) are out.

Aberdeen have no fresh concerns ahead of Saturday’s game which could mark the final Dons appearance for Jamie Langfield, Sone Aluko and Chris Maguire.

The out-of-contract trio are considering offers to stay at Pittodrie, while defender Zander Diamond, whose contract also expires this summer, remains a doubt with a hip problem and may already have played his final match for the Dons.

Paul Hartley, who has been struggling with a knee injury, today announced his retirement, while Fraser Fyvie is in contention to start after two substitute appearances since recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury.

Hibernian (from): Brown, Thicot, Hanlon, Booth, Miller, Palsson, Wotherspoon, Scott, Vaz Te, Sodje, Riordan, Nish, Stevenson, Stephens, Duffy, Divis, Trakys, McCann, Towell, Taggart, Forster, Handling.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Diamond, Robertson, Smith, Vujadinovic, Young, Milsom, Aluko, Jack, Maguire, Blackman, Fyvie, Magennis, Low, Howard, Grimmer, Anderson, Masson, Paton, Anderson, Shaughnessy.

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Hibernian v Aberdeen preview

Date published: Thursday 23rd December 2010 11:05

Sol Bamba is a doubt but Liam Miller is available for Hibs.

Miller’s controversial red card in last Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Kilmarnock was overturned on appeal and he will now not be suspended for the game with the bottom of the table Dons.

Bamba, meanwhile, suffered a hamstring injury at Rugby Park and could miss out along with long-term absentees Darryl Duffy (foot), Graham Stack (back) and Merouane Zemmama (knee), who are now back in training and could return in the new year.

David McNamee could be among the substitutes for Aberdeen.

McNamee, a free agent after leaving Plymouth, is unlikely to start but could come off the bench for the Dons.

Rory McArdle is available again after missing the 5-0 loss to Hearts through suspension, but Fraser Fyvie and Darren Mackie both remain on the sidelines with long-term knee injuries.

Hibernian (from): Brown, Wotherspoon, Hogg, Bamba, De Graaf, Rankin, Hanlon, Thicot, Trakys, Stevenson, Galbraith, Dickoh, Grounds, Miller, McBride, Murray, Smith, Stephens, Nish, Riordan, Hart, Horner.

Aberdeen (from): Langfield, Ifil, Diamond, Robertson, Folly, Magennis, Aluko, Hartley, Jack, Vernon, Maguire, Young, Howard, Considine, Paton, Vujadinovic, Velicka, Pawlett, McNamee.

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