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December 7, 2017 8:28 pm Author: AFC Media Team

We preview tomorrow night’s League match against Dundee.

The Dons are on the road this Friday to take on Dundee at Dens Park. Paul Sheerin spoke to the media this afternoon, but Derek McInnes will be in the dugout following his commitment to remain as Aberdeen manager.

The defeats to Rangers last week mean The Reds will be looking for a positive reaction at Dens Park and a win would ensure a seventh consecutive League win against The Dark Blues.

Despite an indifferent campaign so far, Dundee have picked up maximum points in their last two outings and will have taken confidence going into Friday’s match.

WHAT PAUL SHEERIN SAID

“The whole situation needs a reaction. The players will be desperate to put the “so called” sideshow to one side and put in a performance. They’ve been upbeat and hopefully they’ll take it in the match tomorrow.

“It’s not been ideal. I think the timescale has been the biggest part of it and now the uncertainty over the last couple of days means it’s not been an ideal situation, but its one we’ve got to deal with. The players are quite upbeat throughout the uncertainty and we just continue to work as best we can.

“I think it has to be business as usual. We have to prepare as best we can for the game and there’s no way of getting away from that. There’s a game to play, we need to make sure the players are right and hopefully they are that. They seem relatively relaxed about the situation and it’s the nature of football.”

Click here to read more from Paul’s press conference

WHAT THE CAPTAIN SAID

“We know as a squad that we’re still in a good position and are still in that fight. We’ve got a great squad, and there’s plenty of talent here. There’s a big month of December with some big games and we know we’ve got to focus on that.

“As players you’ve experienced it before and Paul’s come in and done brilliantly with training. We had a tough week last week and we were disappointed in the way we performed so there would be nothing better than bouncing back and getting back to winning ways. It’s important as players to put it to the back of our mind. The whole focus has been preparing for this game. It was a tough schedule last week.”

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FOR THE RECORD

Aberdeen have won the previous seven League meetings between the sides, scoring 20 goals and conceding two. The match at Pittodrie in August saw The Dons win 2-1, as Stevie May hit a double on his home debut.

The last time Aberdeen visited Dens Park it was a memorable one for Andrew Considine. The left back hit an incredible hat-trick as The Dons ran riot in a 7-0 thumping and that followed 3-0 and 3-1 wins over The Dark Blues last season. Despite struggling last season, Neil McCann took over and helped the club stay clear of relegation

The last victory for Friday’s hosts over Aberdeen was in the Scottish Cup back in 2015. A late David Clarkson winner knocked The Dons out that day, but Aberdeen hold the superior overall record, with 102 wins in The League to Dundee’s 41 and have scored 358 goals in the process.


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