Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has revealed that his “main objective” for his side’s clash against Rangers on Wednesday night is to earn three points.
The Light Blues go into the Ibrox fixture off the back of two dismal defeats to Hamilton and Dundee, and it seems that McInnes, 46, is eager to pile the misery on the Glasgow giants.
The Scottish manager has been strongly linked with the current vacancy at Ibrox since Pedro Caixinha was sacked over a month ago, but he currently isn’t focused on that and is just eager to get one over on his old employers, suggesting it’s what the supporters would want.
“This is always a fixture that is eagerly anticipated by the supporters and the main objective is to get the three points,” he said, as quoted by Aberdeen’s official Twitter account on Tuesday ahead of the Premiership meeting on Wednesday.
???? Derek – This is always a fixture that is eagerly anticipated by the supporters and the main objective is to get the three points.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) November 28, 2017
Rangers are currently six points behind Aberdeen in the Premiership standings go into their double-header against them this week as at the weekend lies a trip to Pittodrie to take on McInnes’ men.
While Rangers have struggled in recent outings, the Dons’ form has also been a bit up and down.
They have won just two of their last five, losing to Celtic and Motherwell in that run, allowing the Bhoys to move well clear at the top of the table in the race for the title.
In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit has claimed who the right manager will be to turn the clubs’ fortunes around.