Aberdeen may be without a few key players as they prepare to face Celtic on Saturday.

The Dons will be looking to avenge a 4-0 defeat Celtic handed them the last time both sides met. They’ll also look to hold onto third place after reclaiming it from Motherwell last weekend.

Aberdeen face Celtic this weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Assistant boss Tony Docherty has confirmed on Aberdeen’s Twitter though that they may be without some first-team stars in Glasgow. He’s also said that his side must be streetwise against Celtic.

He said: “We have a game plan to take on Celtic. Bryson and Leigh are doubts while Wright and Ethan Ross are still out. Had Celtic been more clinical at Tynecastle, it could have been a lot more.

“We’ll be respectful to our opponents on Saturday but we know what our strengths are.”

Aberdeen can’t be timid against Celtic

Last time out against Celtic it was a first half capitulation that cost Aberdeen. They conceded four in the first half and managed to hold out in the second half to prevent an even heavier scoreline.

McInnes will want a more favorable outcome. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

They sat off the Hoops in that match but that can’t happen again. Of course the gameplan has to be tweaked heading to Parkhead, but it can’t be timid. Aberdeen have to make it as uncomfortable for the home side.

Hearts troubled them in spells with an aggressive approach whilst Aberdeen’s take on this method was recently effective against Rangers. Perhaps it’s an aggressive plan they’ll travel to Glasgow with.

They’ll be underdogs come 3pm at Parkhead but the Dons will be eager to give a good account of themselves in the hope of taking a positive result.

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