Ryan Jack of Aberdeen chases down the ball

Aberdeen assistant manager Tony Docherty knows hows difficult it will be for his side to get three points at Celtic Park.

The Dons go into the top of the table Scottish Premiership clash five points behind the league leaders and haven’t won a league visit to Celtic Park since 2004.

A win for the Hoops would seem them go eights points clear at the top of the league, whilst a win for the Dons would see the gap close to just two points and would blow the title race wide open.

“Just like the Scottish Cup final last season, we realise it’s going to take a performance similar to that to get anything from the game,” he said, as quoted by the Aberdeen Evening Express.

“We’re under no illusions. We’ve been working with the players all week and we’ll be endeavouring to do that and get our game plan across.”

The two league matches between the sides ended in two victories for the Bhoys, 4-1 and 1-0, and the Hoops have already won 3-0 at Pittodrie earlier this season, as a double from Moussa Dembele and a Kieran Tierney screamer gave the Bhoys a deserved victory.

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The Bhoys also defeated the Dons in both domestic cup finals last season, and have won the last eight matches between the sides.

The match is one of nine that Celtic will have played this month, a run which ends with a trip to Dundee on Boxing Day and then a Glasgow derby against Rangers on the 30th of December.

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