Former Hibs’ midfielder Dylan McGeouch has suffered an injury that will rule him out for nearly two months.

McGeough enjoyed a successful spell at Hibs on-loan from Celtic before signing a permanent deal under Alan Stubbs and helped the club to a famous Scottish Cup triumph in 2016 then to promotion the following year. He won international recognition as a Hibs’ player and made his Scotland debut in May 2018 in a 2-0 defeat to Peru.

His form attracted the attention of Jack Ross when he was the manager of Sunderland but unfortunately his spell at the Stadium of Light was hampered by a number of injuries.

In the January transfer window he returned to Scotland and signed for Aberdeen.

Dons boss Derek McInnes said it was “the worst news possible” ahead of the game and revealed that McGeouch had injured his groin during Sunday’s 3-3 draw against Celtic at Pittodrie.

He said: “Dylan is out for eight weeks with a groin problem.

“He tore it just as he came off the side of the pitch, there is a little lip there, about a yard before you go on to the trackside.

“He lost his footing on that and overstretched that. Unfortunately, it was the worst news possible on that one.”