Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Hedges says the Dons must believe that they can end Rangers’ unbeaten Premiership run when the teams face off at Pittodrie on Sunday.

So far this season Derek McInnes’ side have lost both matches against the Premiership leaders. However, Hedges is confident that on Sunday the team can perform better. However, that will depend on the players having the belief that they can get a result.

“Get a positive result”

“We have to go into the game on Sunday believing we can get a positive result. We know they are a good team and that is why they are top of the league but on our day we can compete with anyone and hopefully we can be at the top of our game on Sunday” he said (official Aberdeen website).

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ryan Hedges celebrates scoring for Aberdeen against Kilmarnock (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

One thing that is giving Hedges confidence ahead of the game is that Aberdeen will have a much stronger squad available than they did during the first two meetings between the teams this season.

“We are in a better position that we were the two previous occasions we played them” he began.

“Give a better account”

“The last game, with the boys missing because of the covid situation, was far from ideal. We also have a few more boys back from injury. So hopefully we can go out and give a better account of ourselves.”

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ryan Hedges scores for Aberdeen (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

As well as having belief, Hedges feels that his teammates need to go into the game with confidence as well.

“We have to go into any game with the confidence that you can win. All the players starting, and everyone on the bench needs to have the confidence if we are going to get a result.”

NTOF now offers a YouTube channel featuring exclusive interviews, post-match discussion, in-depth debate, and much more – LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and don’t miss any of our videos.
Have something to tell us about this article?