Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna believes that Derek McInnes’ side must take confidence from their clean sheet against Celtic at the weekend when they face Rangers tomorrow night.

The Dons make a second trip to Glasgow in a matter of days for their Scottish Cup replay with Steven Gerrard’s side and McKenna thinks the Reds should believe they can get a result.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Aberdeen FC players celebrate after Aberdeen FC win on penalties in the Scottish League Cup match between Hibernian and Aberdeen at Easter Road on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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After beating the Gers at Ibrox and Hampden already, McKenna thinks there is nothing to fear tomorrow night.

“We have to take confidence from coming down to Glasgow and keeping a clean sheet against one of the Old Firm,”  McKenna said, as quoted by the Evening Express.


“We have already kept clean sheets against Rangers in Glasgow so we go into the game with confidence knowing we have a chance of winning.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Scott McKenna of Aberdeen scores the opening goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“The results we’ve had against Rangers do give us encouragement because we’ve beat them at Hampden and Ibrox this season.

“We go there knowing that we have nothing to fear if we turn up and play as well as we can, like we have in the past.”

McKenna returned to the side after suspension in the 1-1 Scottish Cup draw at Pittodrie and will almost certainly start tomorrow.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Oli Shaw of Hibernian vies with Scott McKenna of Aberdeen during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Hibernian and Aberdeen on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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The Dons have a good record recently away from home and will be buoyed by the clean sheet they kept at the weekend as they ended Celtic’s 100% domestic home record this season.

With a clash against the Hoops waiting in the semi-finals, the Dons will be hoping to reach the last four and get some revenge for losing in the League Cup final earlier this season.

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