Next Game

Aberdeen v Celtic

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 14:30

Scots Prem

Tannadice Park

Last Game

Dundee U 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

Pawlett misses Riga second leg

Peter Pawlett will miss out on the second leg of Aberdeen's Europa League first qualifying round tie with Daugava Riga in Latvia on Thursday.

Last Updated: 10/07/14 at 15:59 Post Comment

Peter Pawlett: Will not feature in Thursday's line-up.

Peter Pawlett: Will not feature in Thursday's line-up.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The attacking midfielder needs treatment for the ankle injury that forced him off midway through the Dons' 5-0 first-leg win.

New signing David Goodwillie is ineligible to play, while Clark Robertson is also missing as he rehabilitates from a knee injury.

Vitalijs Zils and Aurimas Kucys are suspended for the Latvians after picking up red cards in Scotland.

The winners will face Dutch side FC Groningen in the next qualifying round.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: "The pitch is slightly better condition than we thought. We're trying to think what their approach to it is.

“For me, they'll come and throw caution to the wind and have a right go at us early, we've got to be ready for that.

"It is a very good lead but we know there's still work to be done in this tie. Games can turn very quickly through lack of discipline or lack of approach to it.

"We don't need to be brilliant but we do need to be professional and we do need to be wary that we have to bring individual performances to the game.

"Watching the game back [first leg] I don't think they were overly physical, I just think there was a frustration and they lost their way a wee bit and that came out in some poor discipline from their players towards the end.

"For our part we just have to make sure we're fully focused and don't get involved in anything."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

M

aybe Hull charged the Liverpool fans more because their massive sense of entitlement takes up more room? Badum tish.

sailingmagpie
Everton team subsidise awayday

T

he John Carver Experiment sounds like the worst jazz fusion band of all time. Which is saying something.

sailingmagpie
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

T

ime to play Liverpool players in their natural positions? I agree, but surely the subs' bench isn't big enough for all of them?

balls-to-monty
The John Carver Experiment: The Next Episode

Footer 365

Serie A round-up: Roma up to second, Milan receive fastest red card

Roma moved up to second in the table after Lazio were held by Atalanta, while AC Milan played 89 minutes with 10 men.

Ligue 1 round-up: Monaco hammer Toulouse, PSG go top, Lens relegated

Monaco hammered Toulouse to stay third, while PSG regained top spot and Lens' relegation was confirmed.

La Liga round-up: Valencia tighten grip on fourth, Malaga's poor run continues

Valencia eased their way to a 3-1 win at home to Eibar to tighten their grip on the fourth Champions League spot.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company