New Aberdeen signing Niall McGinn is in contention to make his Reds return in a closed doors friendly against an Uzbekistan side in the United Arab Emirates.
The Dons will face Uzbekistan league champions Lokomotiv Tashkent in Dubai on Sunday, January 14, as part of their warm weather training camp.
McGinn completed his move to Aberdeen on a three-and-a-half year deal last week.
The Northern Ireland international officially became a Don for the second time yesterday when the January transfer window opened.
Aberdeen jet out to the Middle East next week and will spend seven days training at the renowned Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence sports complex.
They will face strong opposition in Lokomotiv Tashkent who reached the quarter -finals of the Asian Champions in the 2015-16 season.
Lokomotiv lost out 1-0 in the last eight to eventual beaten finalists Al Ain FC from Abu Dhabi.
During that season Lokomotiv Tashkent completed the League and cup double, then successfully defended the Uzbek League title.
It will be the second successive winter the Dons have faced an Uzbekistan side during their camp in Dubai.
Last January they defeated FC Bunyodkor 2-1.
Meanwhile, boss Derek McInnes was disappointed Aberdeen did not receive a penalty for hand-ball in the 0-0 draw with Hearts at Pittodrie.
The ball came off Hearts’ Jamie Brandon’s knee in the second half and hit his arm.
McInnes said: “I thought it was a penalty.
“You can see the reaction from the players immediately around the incident.
“Having seen it again Brandon controlled it with his knee and it come up and hit his arm.
“It was mis-control but it was in the box and the referee had a good view of it so I was disappointed that was not given.”
Hearts racked up a club record sixth successive clean sheet to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.
McInnes reckons boss Craig Levein set up the Jambos to leave Pittodrie with a goalless draw.
He said: “Hearts were set up as a counter-attacking team with lots of bodies through the middle and a back five. They came for a 0-0 and got it.
“A combination of good keeping, resilient defending from Hearts and us not having that final shot to get a goal ensured it ended 0-0.
“I was really pleased with the quality of our play and the only thing missing was that winning goal.
“Sometimes you get frustrated with a 0-0 and are kicking yourself that the players have maybe not done the right thing. But the players did everything we asked in the second half other than score a goal.”