Scott McKenna is expecting nothing but a tough task against Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos tonight as Aberdeen go head to head with their Glasgow rivals.
McKenna and Morelos were involved in a fiery exchange last season which resulted in both players being sent off. In total last term, the Rangers striker was sent off three times against Aberdeen.
McInnes instructed his players to wind up the striker according to McKenna but he knows that more will be required tonight.
He told the Daily Record (page 47, 04/12/19): ““His discipline has improved. It is something we targeted last year. The gaffer was probably winding us up to make sure we wound him up. It worked a few times and it did benefit us.
“He seems to have tightened up on that aspect of his game and it is up to us to try to stop him scoring, that is our job.”
Aberdeen need to improve from last Rangers showing
Before Aberdeen begin to wonder about the Morelos threat, they need to focus on improving their own performance. Last time out against Rangers, they lost 5-0.
Without much of a fuss, the Dons sunk at Ibrox. A repeat will be on the cards if they turn in a similar performance against a strong Gers side.
Aberdeen couldn’t be going into this game in much better form, going unbeaten through November. They’re are currently third by three points and an unlikely victory would cement their position in the position.
It’s going to be a big ask though and McKenna will have to turn in a top performance if Aberdeen want victory.