Aberdeen full-back Greg Leigh doesn’t think tiredness will come into play during the Dons’ match with Celtic this weekend.
The Glasgow side travel to take on Derek McInnes’ men at Pittodrie, with the home team in high spirits, having just beaten Motherwell 3-0.
Sunday’s fixture will kick off less than three days after Celtic’s Europa League tie with Lazio. Whilst that could leave them tired, Leigh doesn’t think that will be something to think about.
He told the Aberdeen website: “They have a big squad. There is no need for us to go into the game thinking they are tired (after their game on Thursday).
“We know what we are coming up against and it is all about us. We want to go out there and show what we can do, especially against the big sides and the big crowds.”
Aberdeen can’t hope for Celtic tiredness
After European games this season, Celtic have won six of their seven games. It shows that Aberdeen can’t rely on the Hoops being tired when they visit Pittodrie.
McInnes will know all about the challenge that awaits them. In the last six matches at Pittodrie between the two sides, the visitors have walked away with a win each time.
Aberdeen will be looking to break that streak this weekend and they have the confidence to do so following their resounding Motherwell victory. With a 15-goal hitman in Sam Cosgrove up front too, they also have the firepower to break Celtic down.
One key factor that they shouldn’t prepare for though is Sunday’s visitors being a bit tired.