Aberdeen without key man for crucial Hibs clash as Stephen Glass plays down going for 'crazy victories'

Aberdeen will be without goalkeeper and captain Joe Lewis for this evening’s key clash with Hibs.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 12:30 pm
Stephen Glass won't be setting his Aberdeen team to go gung-ho against Hibs. Picture: SNS

The 33-year-old has missed the last two league matches after suffering a rib injury in the Scottish Cup win over Livingston.

He went off in the first half of the match with the Lions, replaced by Gary Woods.

Dons boss Stephen Glass said: “Is Lewis likely to miss the rest of the season? Probably.

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“We will give him a chance for the weekend, but he won’t be available for Hibs

Aberdeen require a win over Hibs at Pittodrie to give themselves the best chance of finishing third.

They could still pip the Easter Road side to third place on the final day of the season if the teams draw tonight but it would require a big goal swing with Hibs possessing a nine-goal advantage.

While noting a draw will suffice for Hibs, Glass played down setting his tactics to gung-ho.

“It’s clear cut – we need to win the game,” he said. “The only way of keeping third place alive is winning.

“We’ll see what type of game it is. We’re well prepared and are looking forward to it.

“The first priority is to try and win the game and then, hopefully, third is alive for us going into Saturday. Then we’ll deal with it from there.

“You aren’t going to get us going into the game talking about crazy victories and stuff like that. We’re going to try and beat Hibs and see where that gets us.”

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