May the force be with us again in time for Hibs clash, says Aberdeen boss McInnes

Dons boss Derek McInnes today confirmed Stevie May is on course to make his comeback against Hibs at Easter Road on Saturday.

And this time McInnes is convinced the striker’s return will be permanent after a short-term comeback last month.

The £400,000 summer signing from Preston is not only back in training, but he is also scoring goals in sessions.

An ankle injury has ruled the 25-year-old out for the last five games.

May sustained the injury in a horror tackle from Ryan Jack in a 2-1 loss to Rangers on December 3.

He made a brief substitute appearance late on in the 4-1 Scottish Cup defeat of St Mirren but has been sidelined since that first game after the winter shutdown.

McInnes admits that January return was too ambitious.​

But this time May is back and McInnes is convinced there will be no more setbacks.

He said: “We have Stevie May to come back into things.

“Stevie will get another full week’s training and will be available for Hibs.

“He trained last week and did loads of work individually .

“On Friday he was back involved and scored a lot of goals which was great for us and absolutely brilliant for Stevie and his confidence.

“He has taken a big step forward.”

May sustained the injury in a red card challenge from former Dons skipper Jack.

It was initially feared there could be long-term damage, but a scan ruled that out.

Yet the ankle continued to cause problems.

Rangers appeal against Jack’s red card was rejected at a Hampden hearing and the midfielder was subsequently hit with a three-game ban.

The aftermath for May, though, has been far more protracted than three games.

He has missed nine matches due to the ankle injury.

Initially he missed the immediate game after the Rangers clash, a 1-0 defeat of Dundee.

He came back for matches against St Johnstone and Hibs, but …read more

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