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Aberdeen v St J'stone preview

Aberdeen defender Russell Anderson is pushing for a starting place in Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone.

Dons boss Derek McInnes may opt for the same staring team that inflicted a first league defeat on Celtic in 31 games on Tuesday.

Clark Robertson (knee) and Ryan Jack (hip) remain on the sidelines but the latter will return "sooner rather than later" according to McInnes.

Young midfielder Craig Murray is struggling with a groin problem while Craig Storie remains out of action.

St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright will take an unchanged squad to Pittodrie.

Forward Steven MacLean is expected to feature again after marking his first appearance in four months with a double in the 3-0 home victory over Motherwell in midweek.

Defenders Frazer Wright and Tam Scobbie are out with ankle injuries with the latter joining midfielder Murray Davidson (knee) on the sidelines for the rest of the season.

Saints will be looking to avenge their 4-0 defeat to the Dons in the League Cup semi-final at the beginning of February.

Wright said: "Aberdeen have had the Indian sign over us this season. We haven't scored against them this season. Their two results against Celtic proved what a good side they are.

"But if we show the desire and quality of play that has got us 10 league wins this season, we are capable of beating anybody. Hopefully we can cause them a few more problems but defensively we have to be strong."