Derek McInnes says he is expecting a difficult challenge when Aberdeen travel to Ross County this weekend.

The Dons head to Dingwall on pretty decent form, having won three of their last four games, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

McInnes’ Aberdeen side are hitting their stride prior to facing Ross County. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

McInnes says that although they are heading into the Staggies match on relatively good form minus a 4-0 defeat to Celtic, he admits it can be harder ‘on the road.’

He told the Daily Record (page 43, 05/11/19): “it won’t be easy at Ross County. We had a good win here but it is normally a bit more difficult on the road although we go in with confidence and some good performances.

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“If we can go into the next break with nine points we still have a lot to do to get that, it will give us a lot of satisfaction after the Celtic game.”

Aberdeen do well away to Ross County

If Aberdeen can secure a win over the Staggies it will likely put them in third going into the international break. Motherwell would then need a win away to Celtic, who have lost just one of their last 80 domestic home games.

A Staggies test lies in wait. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The odds are very much in the Red Army’s favour if they can secure a win in the Highlands. They travel well in Dingwall too.

On their last six visits, Aberdeen have won four times and lost twice. The last time they played in Dingwall was a winter deadline day classic, with the Dons coming out 4-2 victors.

A repeat of that would no doubt entertain fans, but McInnes will likely settle for 1-0 if that means three points.

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