Rangers take on Aberdeen this weekend as the Gers return to domestic action after the international break and Dons boss Derek McInnes insists his side should take confidence from their recent record against the Light Blues.

The Pittodrie side have had a slightly-better-than-usual record against Rangers in recent years – winning three of the last 15 meetings – and McInnes wants his players to remember that.

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Oddly, the Dons boss insists there is evidence his side can get a result at Ibrox, despite only winning in Govan three times in the last 30 years.

“Some teams will test you more but that sort of consistency on the road should give us confidence we can get a result on Sunday,” McInnes said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“We have to take confidence from our record against Rangers and that’s something I will be reminding the players of.

“Sometimes it doesn’t feel like that but there is evidence we can get results there.

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“Obviously Sunday will be a difficult game, we’ll have to see how we’re fixed because of the injuries because we have a few problems.


“But the squad has dealt with having players out before and that should give us confidence that we can do it.

“It’s going to be a test but we have shown we can do it.”

The Gers have been in excellent form and with a hectic run of games coming up, they’ll be hoping to pick up where they left off before the break.

With none of the Gers stars away with their countries seeming to pick up any injuries, Steven Gerrard should have a near full-strength squad available.

While McInnes might take confidence from Aberdeen’s record against the Gers, Rangers will almost certainly take far more from their own record at Ibrox recently where the Gers have not conceded a domestic goal since March.

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