Former Aberdeen boss Craig Brown thinks that the Dons support could play a big part in helping the Pittodrie side reach the third round of Europa League qualifying.
The Dons head into the second leg of the tie with the advantage. They drew 1-1 with Chikhura Sachkhere in the first leg in Georgia.
Brown thinks that the atmosphere created by the Aberdeen fans could sway the tie in the Dons’ favour.
“They can feel the atmosphere”
“When teams come to Pittodrie they can feel the atmosphere inside the ground” Brown said, as reported by the Evening Express.
“Aberdeen’s supporters can certainly do their bit in the bid to get through to the next round.”
It is bound to be a tense night at Pittodrie. The Dons should consider themselves favourites for the tie. However, an early goal for Chikhura could change all that.
First goal will be vital
The first goal will be very important. If Aberdeen get that they will be in pole position to reach the third round.
If an early Dons goal doesn’t arrive though, the crowd will have to show patience. As Brown says, the crowd can make a difference to the Dons on the night.
However, it won’t just be up to the crowd to get the Dons over the line. The players will have to play their part too. Derek McInnes will be aware of that. Despite that, the crowd could provide that extra factor required to get the Dons through. Craig Brown certainly think so.