Aberdeen defender Max Lowe has insisted the Dons can surpass Rangers – and believes they did exactly that in their 1-1 Scottish Cup draw on Sunday.

Neither side could book their place in the semi-final after Joe Worrall cancelled out Sam Cosgrove’s first-half penalty but Lowe thinks the Dons were the better team.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Barry Maguire of Queen of The South tackles Max Lowe of Aberdeen during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“We’ve shown we can surpass them in performance levels. I believe we did that on Sunday,” Lowe told RedTV.

“We all knew that we needed that second goal to be comfortable and we were still searching for it, even at 1-0. When it went back to 1-1 we had some really good chances to win it, but it just wasn’t meant to be – not our day.”

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Max Lowe of Aberdeen during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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The two sides will meet again on March 12th for the right to play Celtic in the semis next month – and both will be hoping to put an end to Celtic’s hopes of a triple treble.

Despite Derek McInnes’ side struggling at home recently, they put in a composed performance against the Gers and should be disappointed they didn’t kill the game off.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Marc McNulty of Hibernian on his debut holds back Max Lowe of Aberdeen

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With a trip to Ibrox now facing them next week, McInnes’ side will need to do it the hard way if they want to book themselves another semi-final appearance.

If the Dons can get past Steven Gerrard’s side then they’ll surely want a measure of revenge for their last visit to Hampden – losing the League Cup final to Celtic.

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