Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove thinks scoring in next weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic will “top the lot” after smashing through the 20-goal barrier for the Dons.

Cosgrove’s double against Dundee made him one of a tiny number of players to reach the milestone since the turn of the century – but he wants to hit the goal that books a return to Hampden in May.

6th April 2019, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Dundee versus Aberdeen; Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen and Darren O'Dea of Dundee

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The striker admitted the semi-final is the biggest game of the season for Derek McInnes side – and is confident his side can upset Celtic.

“I think it (scoring at Hampden) would top the lot,” Cosgrove said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen scores a header 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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“This is probably the biggest game of the season and we’re all relishing the chance to play there firstly – but then to get through with a win and get to another final.

“That’s not just me but all the boys are really looking forward to it.”

The Dons have a woeful record against Celtic at Hampden in recent years and will need to be at their very best if they are to beat Neil Lennon’s side.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 18: Sam Cosgrove (centre) celebrating with teammate Connor McLennan and Niall McGinn of Aberdeen at Pittodrie Stadium on December 18, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Beating Dundee at the weekend will have given McInnes’ side a bit of momentum going into the Hampden clash but they can’t allow themselves to be overawed by the occasion.

If Cosgrove can hit the net at the national stadium then, given Celtic’s recent performances, he might just well fire the Dons to the final.

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