DEREK McINNES believes Stevie May can help lead Aberdeen to success now he has returned from injury.

The striker has been absent – barring a fleeting substitute appearance four weeks ago – since before Christmas after suffering an ankle knock against Rangers.

He was due to play in the Scottish Cup win over Dundee United at the weekend, but a lack of serious training kept him on the sidelines.

However, Dons boss McInnes reckons the 25-year-old attacker will be back to face Hibs tomorrow.

He said: “I was a bit disappointed last week that we couldn’t get on the grass often enough and that restricted Stevie’s training.

“That’s why he wasn’t involved on Sunday.

“He has managed to get a couple of grass sessions in now and he’s moving well and I’m pleased to get him back in amongst it.”

McInnes added: “We managed to get some results in his absence, but there’s no doubting that, although we have scored a lot of goals, Stevie has a big part to play between now and the end of the season.

“All the players have a part to play, but I think he, in particular, will have a big roll to play in where we finish up this season and how the honours are dished out.

“He came with a big reputation and expectation, he’s had a few knocks, but there’s no doubt that in our best performances Stevie May has had a big part to play and, hopefully, we can get more of the same between now and the end of the campaign.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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