Aberdeen star Scott McKenna has admitted that the Dons haven’t “laid a glove” on either half of the Old Firm this season as they prepare to welcome Rangers to Pittodrie later tonight.

Derek McInnes’ side have played Rangers and Celtic once already this season, conceding nine and failing to score, and McKenna insists that needs to change.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 18: Scott McKenna of Aberdeen during the warm up on December 18, 2018 at Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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The Gers ran out comfortable 5-0 winners when the sides met in September and McKenna is adamant that Aberdeen “can’t afford any more lessons.”

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“We’ve not laid a glove on them and we have already been warned about that for this game. We need to be on the front foot and far more aggressive,” McKenna told the Press & Journal.

“We need to impose ourselves rather than let them go and do what they want. We need to learn lessons from the previous games. We said that after the Rangers game and it happened in the Celtic game again.


“That is twice now and we can’t afford any more lessons. We need to show we have learned our lesson and we know what we are doing.”


The prospect of facing a Rangers team who are in really good form just now and are gearing up for Sunday’s League Cup final with Celtic should seriously worry Aberdeen.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 24: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers vies with Scott McKenna of Aberdeen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on January 24, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Alfredo Morelos is scoring goals for fun and the Gers look to be in a really good place just now as they make their way through a potentially season-defining run of games this month.

While another 5-0 against Aberdeen might be unlikely, Rangers can’t afford anything other than a win tonight and they should have enough about them the return from the Granite City with three points.

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