The Scottish Cup semi-final didn’t go to plan for Aberdeen a few weeks ago. Four people in total seen red and the Dons fell to a 3-0 defeat. If it weren’t for Joe Lewis it could have been more.
There was debate over some red cards but the others were no brainers. Probably the most shocking of the lot was Lewis Ferguson’s straight red for a bad tackle on Tom Rogic.
The only card it could be was red, the midfielder well aware it was a straight sending off. He’s now spoke openly about why he committed the foul.
Speaking to Four Four two magazine about the tackle, Ferguson admits it was a moment of madness.
“I made a mistake myself and hold my hands up to that,” he said.
“I had a little chat with the manager the week after the game. He knows that I knew I’d made a mistake.
“I was just a bit desperate for something to happen. I regret what happened and I felt for the players who were left out there because I let them down, I let the fans down and I let the staff down.”
Ferguson has this weekend to make up for it
Aberdeen fans will forgive him for that tackle with a good performance against the champions. There is potential for a title party and the midfielder will be desperate to prevent that.
Riding high from his YPOTY nomination, Ferguson has the chance to show why he should win it. He’s scored vital goals at big moments this season, a strike to remember against Celtic may top the lot for him.
He’ll face off against the Celtic number 10 again this week, whoever that may be. It could be Rogic again or the Hoops may opt for someone different in the middle. No matter who it is, Ferguson will need to be on top of his game to get the better of them.
Celtic have been far from convincing in recent times. The Dons midfielder and his teammates could exploit that on Saturday.