Date: 23rd September 2015 at 11:39am
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Things aren’t exactly going bad for Aberdeen without Mark Reynolds at the moment! However, Derek McInnes is hopeful of getting the boost of having him back, and available for selection soon enough.

October was always the aim and, if all goes according to plan, the defender will be available to come into the first-team thinking after the next international break!

A dislocated shoulder during Europa League qualifying, which ultimately Aberdeen couldn’t quite get through, has sidelined him during the Dons’ perfect start to the domestic season, but despite sidelining him for around three-months it wasn’t as bad as it was first feared.

On the flip side it possibly, in the next instance, wasn’t expected to be a three-month lay off but he’ll still be back sooner than initially thought when he suffered the setback.

McInnes is mindful of rushing Reynolds back into the side, and feels Aberdeen have shown the squad could cope without him, but is hoping to get the all clear for him to return to full training this week.

The Dons boss is quoted by the Press And Journal as saying, ahead of the League Cup meeting with Hibernian tonight.

‘Mark is seeing the specialist to get the all-clear but he is not ready for a game. We still expect him to be a key player for us but it was important that when he did come back the team was in a good frame of mind.

‘As much as we would love to have him back available it was crucial that it wasn’t the case that we needed him back.

‘We want him available because he has proved to be a very good player for Aberdeen but the squad has shown it is strong enough to cope with that absence.’

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