Aberdeen will make a late call on whether centre-back Mikey Devlin is fit enough to return from a foot injury to face Rangers at Ibrox.
Devlin missed the 1-0 BetFred Cup final defeat to Celtic at Hampden with a foot ligament injury sustained on international duty with Scotland that also ruled him out of the 3-0 loss to Motherwell.
The defender is with the Dons in their base on the outskirts of Glasgow ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Premiership leaders Rangers.
However Aberdeen assistant Tony Docherty today admitted it is ‘quite unlikely’ he will be passed fit to face Rangers.
Scotland international winger Gary Mackay-Steven is definitely ruled out of the Rangers clash having been hospitalized following an horrific clash of heads with Celtic’s Dedryck Boyata at Hampden.
Mackay-Steven was knocked unconscious and received treatment on the pitch for six minutes before being stretchered off.
He suffered concussion and was released from hospital on Sunday night and returned to the Dons’ hotel.
He was sent home yesterday but will continue to be closely monitored.
Speaking at the Dons hotel on the north side of Glasgow, assistant Tony Docherty said: “Mikey Devlin is coming on and we will make a call on him later.
“Mikey wasn’t available for the cup final so it is quite unlikely he will be available for this one.
“He is with us today and with the medical team and once again we will assess it and see if he is going to be right.”
It is hoped winger Mackay-Steven could be back to face St Johnstone on Saturday at Pittodrie.
Docherty said: “Gary got out of the hospital on Sunday night and was back with us.
“Hewas with us and we saw him yesterday (Monday).
“To be fair Gary was in good spirits yesterday.
“We have got to go through protocol now with the medical team before he is ready to come back and play competitively for us.
“He is getting closely monitored but the good news is he is back. Although he was concussed Gary did not stay in over-night.
“Hopefully we can get him back soon.”