Aberdeen's star player, young winger Ryan Fraser, will miss the crunch game against Hibernian at Easter Road tomorrow.
Fraser joins midfielder Gavin Rae and left-back Clark Robertson who were all ruled out of the match after picking up knocks against Celtic last week.
Craig Brown told the media today that Fraser hadn't trained all week due to a hip injury picked up when involved in a failed free-kick routine in the 2-0 defeat.
Ryan Jack, Stephen Hughes, Gary Naysmith, and Rob Milsom are also sidelined, which means Aberdeen are missing seven first-team regulars for the top-of-the-table clash.
But boss Brown remains convinced they can still leapfrog Hibs into second place in the SPL with a win tomorrow.