Celtic news: McInnes issues Hoops warning ahead of Aberdeen clash

By Danny Wright

24th Oct, 2017 | 3:02pm

Derek McInnes issues warning to Celtic ahead of Aberdeen clash

By Danny Wright

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has warned Celtic that his side are not willing to let their home form slip when Brendan Rodgers’ men travel to Pittodrie on Wednesday night.

The Dons have won three of their four home games in the Premiership so far this season and go into their clash with the reigning Scottish champions this week level on points with them at the top of the table.

Celtic are currently on a 60-game unbeaten streak in domestic competitions, a record which McInnes will surely be aware of and seems intent on ending.

The ex-Bristol City boss has made it clear that the Bhoys are not as invincible as they seem due to his side previously showing that they are able to beat them when Ronny Deila was in charge.

“We’re confident that we have the players who can light up the game and we’ve beaten Celtic before but we’ve had to play well,” said McInnes in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday, as quoted by Aberdeen’s official Twitter account.

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“We’re used to winning at Pittodrie and we want to continue that. I don’t think fatigue will be a problem for them.”

Celtic go into Wednesday’s trip to Pittodrie having beaten Hibernian 4-2 on Saturday while Aberdeen were given a weekend off after failing to reach the Scottish League Cup semi-finals.

It will have been 11 days between fixtures for the Dons when they take to the pitch, meaning that they are likely to be well prepared and completely fresh for what is being touted as one of the biggest Premiership fixtures of the season away from the Glasgow derby.

In other Celtic news, James McClean has sent a Twitter message to this Hoops ace.

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