Aberdeen forced to make late call on veteran as Dundee United mull over duo’s game-time – team news and probable line-ups

Aberdeen and Dundee United meet at Pittodrie in the cinch Premiership's evening kick-off.
Aberdeen and Dundee United meet at Pittodrie in the cinch Premiership’s evening kick-off.

Team news

Aberdeen will make a late decision on Jonny Hayes, who is very close to fitness following a groin injury but will not be rushed back unless 100 per cent. Callum Roberts (hamstring) and Dante Polvara both remain on the sidelines. Dundee United are set to be without former Dons defender Charlie Mulgrew. The 35-year-old is close to fitness following a thigh injury but is unlikely to be risked before the mid-season break. Liam Fox will have to decide whether to field Australia left-back Aziz Behich and Wales midfielder Dylan Levitt ahead of their World Cup trips.

Match details and stats

When: Saturday, November 12. Where: Pittodrie. Kick-off time: 6pm. TV: Not broadcast. Last five league matches: Aberdeen W W L W L; Dundee Utd D L L L W. Top scorers: Bojan Miovski (Aberdeen) 10; Steven Fletcher (Dundee Utd) 4. Last meeting: Dundee United 4-0 Aberdeen. Match odds: H 3-4 A 18-5 D 5-2. Referee: Willie Collum.

Probable teams

Aberdeen: Roos; McCrorie, Stewart, Scales; Richardson, Barron, Ramadani, Clarkson, Coulson; Duk, Miovski. Dundee United: Birighitti; Smith, Edwards, Graham; Freeman, Djoum, Levitt, Behich; McGrath, Middleton; Fletcher.

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