Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes remains hopeful defender Mikey Devlin will be fit to face Celtic in next week’s Betfred Cup final.
The 25-year-old withdrew from the Scotland squad for the Nations League double-header against Albania and Israel with a foot injury and is in a race against time to feature against the Hoops at Hampden.
Devlin has been ruled out of today’s trip to Motherwell but McInnes says the former Hamilton Accies player will be given every chance to feature in the final.
The Aberdeen manager said: “He is touch and go for the final.
“He has got an opportunity but he may run out of time.
“Prior to Mikey getting a scan, we thought it was maybe a metatarsal injury or the tendon had come off the bone.
“That would have been a disaster as he could have been out for three months.
“Before the scan I thought he was definitely out of the final but the scan showed it was just a little tear to the tendon.
“It is the type of injury that can respond pretty well and pretty quickly to treatment.
“He has a chance, a small chance, to make the final but he will need to be able to train on Friday for me to give him a chance.”
The Dons, meanwhile, have announced a record turnover of £15.415 million for the financial year to June 2018, compared to the previous year’s figure of £15.281 million.
The club’s wage bill is also at record levels, rising from £7.8 million to almost £8.6 million, following investment in the playing squad and securing the management team on new contracts after McInnes and his assistant Tony Docherty rejected the chance to join Sunderland.
The club’s operating profit dropped from £533,000 to £85,000, while the wages to turnover ratio has increased from 51% to 56%.
Dons chief executive Duncan Fraser said: “The turnover figure of £15.415 million is another new record for the cub with the main factors being a substantial increase in sponsorship, advertising and commercial income, offset by a reduction in UEFA prize monies as a result of playing in fewer rounds of the Europa League in season 2017-18 to which these results refer.
“The wages increased as a direct result of our continuing investment in the overall quality of the playing squad, the level of success in all competitions and securing the management team on new contracts. The wages to turnover ratio of 56% is still well within accepted industry norms and compares favourably to other clubs.”
The club’s annual meeting will take place at Pittodrie on Monday, December 17 at 7pm.