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In-form Dons can cause an upset, insists boss McInnes

By Ronnie Esplin

Published 26/11/2016

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes

Aberdeen are optimistic of causing a BetFred Cup Final upset against Celtic tomorrow after back-to-back wins on the road.

A 3-1 win at Inverness on Saturday followed a 2-1 win at Partick and manager Derek McInnes sees no reason why they cannot upset the applecart against the heavy favourites.

A Kenny McLean brace and Adam Rooney penalty gave the Dons the victory in the Highlands, cancelling out Lonsana Doumbouya's opener.

McInnes can now focus on preparing his side for a Hampden Park showcase against the league champions, marking their first cup final since winning the League Cup against Inverness in 2014.

"It's good to be going into the cup final on the back of two wins," said McInnes. "We should have a full squad to choose from and I'm pleased with the way we're playing.

"We have certain players in good form so we go there in good shape. Celtic have proved a tough nut to crack for everyone this season so people don't expect anything other than a victory for them.

"But I'm confident we have the players who have the ability to win a cup. I am just delighted to be talking about a cup final because that's where this club should be.

"We will need to get the balance right between attacking and defending, but our intention is to go there and try to win the cup."

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