Paul Hartley and Andrew Considine are suspended for Aberdeen but Rob Milsom has recovered from a wounded foot, and Derek Young and Rory McArdle are back in contention following illness.
Peter Pawlett (knee) remains on the sidelines alongside long-term absentees Yoann Folly, Darren Mackie and Fraser Fyvie.
Kilmarnock are set for a triple boost ahead of the game.
Goalkeeper Cammy Bell missed the second half of the defeat to Hibernian through illness, while Frazer Wright was out with concussion.
Both are set to return for the weekend action, while Alexei Eremenko is back from suspension for the trip to Pittodrie.
Aberdeen (from): Langfield, McNamee, Smith, Diamond, Vujadinovic, Milsom, Jack, Young, Aluko, Maguire, Vernon, Blackman, McArdle, Paton, Magennis, Anderson, Shaughnessy, Howard.
Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Jaakkola, Clancy, Hay, Sissoko, Hamill, Taouil, Bryson, Pascali, Kelly, Fowler, Rui Miguel, Silva, Agard, Wright, Eremenko, Berntsson, Aubameyang, McKenzie, Gross.