Aberdeen: Ash Taylor facing time out with knee injury

By Kenny CrawfordBBC Sport Scotland
Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor
Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor has scored twice in 25 appearances this season

Aberdeen's Ash Taylor is likely to miss the League Cup semi-final against Dundee United on 31 January.

The centre-back was substituted due to a knee problem sustained during the 3-3 draw against Dundee on Saturday.

The 25-year-old is expected to undergo an operation on Wednesday and could face a month on the sidelines.

The former Tranmere player was part of the Dons side that racked up eight consecutive clean-sheets in the league, until the draw on Saturday.

Last week, Taylor signed a contract extension keeping him at Pittodrie until 2017.

Fellow central defender Russell Anderson, 35, has not played since having knee surgery in September.