Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn believes that being at a club like the Dons means players can “enjoy” reaching semi-finals and finals – but admits they face a massive challenge to get by Celtic in the semis.

The Dons got past Rangers in the last round with a 2-0 win at Ibrox to book a semi-final clash with Celtic and McGinn insists the Dons want to go all the way.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Niall McGinn of Aberdeen opens the scoring 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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McGinn opened the scoring at Ibrox as Derek McInnes’ side picked up their third win in Glasgow against the Gers this season and McGinn admits there’s “no bigger task” than beating Celtic.

“Being at a big club like Aberdeen, you enjoy getting to semi-finals and finals,” McGinn told the Evening Times.

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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“We want to go a step further – we’ve got another opportunity to get to a final and there’s no bigger task than beating Celtic.”

With Hearts facing Inverness Caley Thistle in the other semi, the winner of the Aberdeen v Celtic clash will surely go into the final as massive favourites.

ARBROATH, SCOTLAND - JULY 04: Niall McGinn of Aberdeen in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between Falkirk and Aberdeen at Gayfield Park on July 4, 2018 in Arbroath, Scotland.

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The Dons haven’t won the trophy for almost 30 years after they beat Celtic on penalties back in 1990.

As McInnes’ side look set to lose their impressive streak of consecutive second-place finishes in the league, a first Scottish Cup win in a generation would more than make up for it.

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