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Aberdeen v St Mirren preview

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has virtually a full squad at his disposal for the Scottish Premiership clash against St Mirren on Saturday.

Clark Robertson is the only absence for the Dons, as the full-back remains out of action because of a knee injury.

Jonny Hayes and fellow midfielder Willo Flood both returned from injury in last weekend's victory over St Johnstone and came through the game unscathed.

McInnes is looking for Aberdeen to build on their two successive victories in the last couple of games as his team embark on three home matches in the remainder of December.

The Buddies are boosted by the return of creative midfielder Paul McGowan for the trip to Pittodrie.

McGowan missed the 3-0 Scottish Cup replay victory over Queen of the South on Tuesday, but fears that he had fractured a toe were allayed following a scan.

Winger Gary Teale (hernia) and defender David Barron (ankle) are unavailable as they continue to recover from injury.