McInnes insists Celtic wouldn’t have beat Aberdeen 4-0 if Ferguson played

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes claims the Dons wouldn’t have been hammered 4-0 by Celtic, if Lewis Ferguson was able to play.

The u21 Scotland international was unable to play through suspension, after a straight red against Hibs last month.

Ferguson showed exactly what he was made of against Hamilton in midweek, with a man-of-the-match performance.

McInnes said:”When we went 4-3-3 you could see his power, drive and tenacity which is key for me and the team. ​

“You forget his age at times but he keeps getting better and better.​

“I don’t think we lose in the manner we did to Celtic if he is in the team. ​

“He is aggressive, cares and makes tackles but we try to get the balance right between his work with the Scotland under-21s.

​”He plays every game when available for me as I can’t leave him out and I don’t intend to.”​