Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is in confident mood heading into this weekend’s match against Rangers at Ibrox, as reported by The Press & Journal.
Steven Gerrard’s side have won their last three matches matches in convincing fashion, bouncing back impressively from a derby defeat to Celtic at the end of last month.
It’s form that has delighted supporters, but McInnes feels that his players can again rise to the occasion and secure a famous result in Glasgow this season.
As quoted by The Press & Journal, the Dons boss said of the fixture:
We want to put our best foot forward and I’ve always felt confident going into these types of games. We’ve had enough experience of this sort of fixture and we’ve largely been competitive in our visits to Glasgow this season.
As a manager it’s great to be able to rely on these players and it has been a real benefit to us this season.
We’ve had to deal with being without big players for key games for a while now so we can’t be too hung up on who is available and who is missing. It’s another opportunity for our young players to step up as they have done all season.
We’ll set ourselves up to give ourselves the best chance of winning the game and any Aberdeen team should be hard working and have the confidence and ability to go and play in these big games.
Rangers have played Aberdeen on six occasions already this season and our record isn’t great having won only one of those fixtures, drawing twice and losing another three.
It’s not been good enough against one of our big division rivals and Steven Gerrard will clearly be looking for the team to show a statement of intent this Sunday at Ibrox.
We need to carry as much momentum into next season possible and it’ll help massively if we can string together a number of wins against the top six sides in the tail-end of this campaign.
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