Aberdeen attacker Niall McGinn has not given up hope of finishing second in the Premiership, and he has revealed that the Dons’ superb away form is the reason for that.

Aberdeen currently sit in third place in the league table, eight points behind second placed Rangers. However, the Dons are on a superb run of form away from home. They are unbeaten in their last nine away games in all competitions, with eight victories in those fixtures.

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The Dons have a chance to cut the gap on Rangers to five points with a win at Hearts on Saturday, and McGinn is confident that Dons can prevail.

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“We are still picking up very important points that have kept us right up there in terms of going for second place again” he told the Scottish Sun.

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“The aim is to get maximum points starting with Hearts, but we know how tough that game always is.​ What we need to do is keep trying to chip away at their (Rangers) lead and see where that takes us.”

Ironically, the Dons could currently be sitting in second place if it wasn’t for their dreadful home record. Aberdeen have won only one of their last eight games at Pittodrie.

For the Dons to catch Rangers, their home form needs to start matching their away from. McGinn seems confident however that Aberdeen can at least put Rangers under pressure.


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