By John Reid
Aberdeen defender Kari Arnason has accepted that is going to be very difficult for his side to sustain a challenge to Celtic’s Invincibles.
But the Dons centre-back believes that Aberdeen have the ‘squad and togetherness’ to challenge the Hoops.
Aberdeen currently sit three points behind Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership heading into this weekend’s fixtures.
Speaking to the Aberdeen Evening Express, he said
“With the budget Celtic have it is going to be difficult to challenge them. But I think we have the squad and the togetherness to do it.
“We know how good Celtic are and our emphasis is to keep within touch of them at the top of the table.
“We wanted to keep as close to Celtic as we could so from that point of view it was two points dropped against Hamilton which was disappointing.”
When the sides faced-off in a top of the table clash last month Celtic ran out comfortable 3-0 winners, thanks to a goal from Kieran Tierney and a double by Moussa Dembele.
Celtic face a trip to Ross County this weekend whilst Aberdeen are at home to Motherwell as domestic football returns following the last international break of the year.
In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers is unhappy with some hard tactics on display from his opponents