Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes doesn’t believe the departure of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will have any real effect on the title race.

Rodgers has quit Celtic for Leicester City. But McInnes is not of the opinion that it will have any great impact on Aberdeen.

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“We are just concentrating on our own team and trying to get the best out of ourselves, regardless of what other teams are doing” he told the Press and Journal.

“It doesn’t change anything from our own point of view.”

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McInnes lead his side to a 1-0 in over Rodgers’ Celtic last season, in what was one of the few domestic games lost by Rodgers during his time in Scotland.

He also reached three cup finals against Rodgers’ Celtic, but lost all three of them. Although it should be said that the Dons did run Celtic close in the last two cup finals.

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The one thing that might change about this season however, is the Scottish Cup. With Rodgers quitting Celtic, the Scottish Cup could open up. Aberdeen will feel that if they defeat Rangers in the quarter-final on Sunday they will have a great chance of winning the Scottish Cup in May.

Rodgers had won every domestic trophy in his time at Celtic. But his departure could well give another team a chance of winning a trophy. McInnes will be hoping that team is Aberdeen.

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