Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor is looking forward to a tussle with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos this afternoon.

The Dons travel to Rangers looking to cement their place in the Premiership’s third spot. But that will be a tough challenge up against a Rangers side still unbeaten in all competitions.

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Rangers are the opponents for Aberdeen today. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group / Getty Images)

For Taylor, his job will likely be to deal with Colombian forward Morelos. The striker has been a task for Taylor in the past but the Dons defender says it’ll be a different challenge this time around against the Rangers striker.

“I’m not entirely sure how Morelos will play this weekend,” Taylor said. “When we played Rangers at the start of the season, he was dropping a little bit deeper, which allowed other runners to go on ahead.

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“It was hard to get up against him at those times because you don’t want to go into those areas as a defender. You’ve just got to communicate and make sure everyone ahead of you is switched on ready to nullify that.

Taylor’s ready to battle Morelos. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“But I have noticed a difference in Morelos’ game and he is dropping a little bit deeper this season. I’m not sure if that’s something that’s been asked of him or a change he wants to make himself.

“Our aim in the league is to get as close as we can to Celtic and Rangers. That has been the aim ever since I have been at this football club. We want to push them as much as we can. We know how good a squad that we have and on our day, if we perform well, we can give anyone a game.”

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