Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has named his squad to take on NK Rijeka in the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie – and Dons fans are optimistic after seeing the side the Pittodrie boss has picked.

The Pittodrie side face a massive task to secure a result away from home and McInnes has made two changes to the side that faced Hearts on Sunday with Niall McGinn and Ryan Hedges replacing James Wilson and Scott Wright.

A 3-2 win at Pittodrie over the weekend against the Jambos will give McInnes’ side confidence but it could be a tough night for the Dons if they aren’t at their very best.

While there aren’t any surprises in McInnes starting XI, there is a place on the bench for new signing Zak Vyner and the returning Mikey Devlin – however Craig Bryson is still unable to take his place in the side.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - JULY 14: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes celebrates during the UEFA Europa league second qualifying round, first leg match between Aberdeen and Ventspils at Pittodrie Stadium on July 14, 2016 in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Dons fans are delighted with the side McInnes has picked and think it gives them the best chance possible of bringing the tie back to Aberdeen in a position where the Dons can still qualify.

Here are some of the best comments from Aberdeen fans after the starting XI was confirmed:




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