ABERDEEN keeper Joe Lewis feared his season was over when he was stretchered off in the 2-0 defeat against Rangers in Glasgow two months ago.
But now the 6ft 5in shotstopper is back and has a double target – to help the Dons clinch runners-up place in the Premiership and reach a second successive Scottish Cup Final.
Lewis had to be helped off against Graeme Murty’s men following a clash with his own defender Anthony O’Connor and it looked as though his campaign was over.

However, the ex-Cardiff No.1 returned in the 4-1 home win against St Johnstone at the weekend and will face Motherwell at Fir Park tonight where they can go three points clear of the Gers.

He said: “It’s part of the job, you’re going to get collisions like that.
“You just hope they’re not bad and you need to make sure it doesn’t affect you going into the next one.

“Coming into the latter stage of the season when we’re challenging is part of why I came up here.

“I want to be involved in big Cup games and at the right end of the league.
“We go to Motherwell now and that’s our main focus, but there are some big games coming up.”

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