Normally a Scottish Cup tie between Aberdeen a lower league side would see the Dons as clear favourites.

Indeed, they should defeat Stenhousmuir in the Scottish Cup on Tuesday night.

The Dons’ opponents are currently bottom of the Second Division.

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Despite this, Derek McInnes won’t be taking the match lightly.

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For a start, it should be remembered that this game is a replay.

The Warriors earned the right to face Aberdeen again with a sensational display in a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie.

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McInnes is well-aware of the dangers that his side will face at Ochilview Park, and Aberdeen do have a poor record there.

The Dons were knocked out of the Scottish Cup in 1995 by Stenhousemuir, in what was a huge shock.

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McInnes and his side will be well aware of that result when they head onto the pitch to face Stenny.

You would expect the Dons to field their strongest line-up in the game.

After all, if they do win the match they have a home tie in the next round against either Dundee or Queen of the South.

Aberdeen would be favourites to win that game, and reach the quarter-final.

But before they even begin to think about that match, they have to covercome the ghosts of 1995.

 

 

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