Europa League: Kenny McLean fit to travel for Aberdeen

Kenny McLean in action for Aberdeen
McLean was injured against Brechin

Aberdeen say Kenny McLean is expected to be fit to travel to Macedonia for their Europa League opener despite missing out against St Johnstone.

The midfielder took a knock in Thursday's 8-2 hammering of Brechin City, but could yet face Shkendija the first-round qualifier in Skopje.

Adam Rooney gave the Dons victory with a second-half penalty in their friendly against their Premiership rivals.

He had scored a hat-trick at the same Glebe Park venue against Brechin.

Danny Ward in action for Aberdeen
Danny Ward made his first Aberdeen appearance on loan from Liverpool

St Johnstone are also preparing for the first leg of a Europa League qualifier and are travelling to Armenia to take on Alashkert.

New Dons goalkeeper Danny Ward, signed on a season-long loan deal from Liverpool, played the second half against Saints after replacing Scott Brown.

Rooney scored from the penalty spot in the 71st minute after Niall McGinn was brought down inside the area.

Adam Rooney and St Johnstone's Tam Scobbie
Rooney scored his fourth goal in two games against St Johnstone at Glebe Park