Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is leaving nothing to chance as he prepares his side for their Norwegian test tonight.
The Dons trained at SR-Bank Arena in Stavanger last night ahead of their Europa League second qualifying round tie against Viking FK.
The Dons were tested for Covid-19 at their hotel upon arrival yesterday but McInnes will have to wait until this afternoon to choose his side for the game as the Dons await the results.
He said: “We got permission from the Norwegian authority that we could train. We got an earlier test than normal so that we didn’t put the test results at risk for the day of the game in terms of our preparations.
“We have been given assurances that the test results will be back by lunch-time on match day which obviously allows us to name the team hopefully at the lunchtime meeting before the players go back to their beds in the afternoon. That would be ideal.
“Hopefully there are no real dramas with the test results but you are still anxious until you get that confirmed.”
McInnes is erring on the side of caution after travelling with more players than he will need for tonight’s game and believes the decision not to cut the squad should ensure any positive test does not impact on the game.
He said: “We have probably been carrying about 22 of a squad at the minute that has been involved in the last couple of games.
“With only seven subs being allowed for European games I had thought about trimming that down rather than bringing boys over just to sit in the stand.
“However with the testing we decided to run with the 22. Hopefully no-one is positive and we can prepare as normal.”