Recent Aberdeen arrival Ryan Hedges has disclosed his reasons for joining the Dons this summer. One of the main reasons is the chance to play in Europe.

Hedges will get that chance when Aberdeen take on RoPS in the Europa League at Pittodrie on Thursday night.

“Play at the highest level”

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“Europe was a major factor in my decision as you want to play at the highest level you can” he said, as reported by the Scottish Sun.

“We are in it to get as far as we can, but we will take it one game at a time and see how we fare.”

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It will be interesting to see if Hedges makes his Dons debut in the Europa League match. Aberdeen have so far failed to reach the group stages proper of the Europa League in Derek McInnes’ time as manager of the club.

Difficult to reach group stages

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It is difficult for the Dons to qualify though, as they will have to play four rounds to make the group stages. Therefore, they don’t deserve any real criticism if they fail to make the group stages.

However, they should be getting their campaign off to a good start against Finnish side RoPS. It would be a disappointment if they went out in the first round of qualifying. Hedges in particular will be hoping that does not happen.

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