Derek McInnes is confident his Aberdeen side can knock Rangers out of a cup for the second time this season.

The Dons defeated Rangers 1-o in the Betfred Cup semi-final in October. McInnes believes the Dons can repeat this feat in Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final at Pittodrie.

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“The evidence is there that if we play well and have the confidence I expect from an Aberdeen team we can win this tie” he told the Evening Express.

“It will take a big performance to beat Rangers, but we are capable of those big performances.”

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Aberdeen have defeated Rangers twice this season. Not only in the Betfred Cup, but also a 1-0 win league win at Ibrox in December.

For the Dons to pick up the victory required, they will have to improve on their last performance in the league. They went down to a dismal 2-0 defeat against Hamilton on Wednesday, their sixth successive home match without a win.

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The likes of Sam Cosgrove and Scott McKenna will have to turn in big performances if the Dons want to reach the semi-final at Hampden.

The last game between the teams was a controversial 4-2 win for Rangers in January. The game featured two penalties and two red cards. It wouldn’t be a shock if Sunday’s game was as controversial, as Aberdeen try to make lightning strike twice.

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