Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted that he is looking forward to the upcoming top of the clash between his side and Celtic at Parkhead on Saturday.

The Dons are only two points behind the Premiership leaders following the weekend results, but the Hoops do have a game in hand.

McInnes, as quoted by The National, is confident going into the game but is well aware of how difficult a match in Glasgow can be, as Aberdeen lost four times to the Hoops in all competitions in Scotland’s second city last season.

“It will be another tough game but I could not be more pleased with the players going into it. We have just won 1-0, 3-0 and I was hoping for 4-0 there before the whistle goes in getting that clean sheet,” he said.

“We are well aware of what is ahead because when you go to Parkhead, it is a tough game.”

In the most recent league games, Aberdeen defeated Hibs 4-1 whilst Celtic’s unbeaten run ended with a 4-0 loss to Hearts, as the Sottish Premiership title race took another twist.

The Dons have recovered from back-to-back league defeats by Rangers to win their last three league games and have once again overtaken the Ibrox side to go second in the league.

The Hoops have the chance to extend their at the top of the table to five points with a midweek match against bottom of the league Partick Thistle at Celtic Park.

The first league meeting of the season between Celtic and Aberdeen ended in an emphatic 3-0 victory for the Hoops at Pittodrie in October, the goals scored by Kieran Tierney and a Moussa Dembele double.

In other Celtic news, player ratings for the defeat by Hearts have been given out 

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