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Aberdeen star Stevie May insists the Dons are “not giving up” in the fight with Rangers for second-place in the Scottish Premiership and believes the Gers draw with Motherwell on Saturday lunchtime gave his side a boost before they thrashed St. Johnstone later that day.

The Dons are currently level on points with the Light Blues in the table but could go three points clear with a win over Motherwell on Tuesday night at Fir Park.

May is adamant his side have the quality to overtake the Gers and secure second for themselves at the Glasgow giants’ expense.

“We are not giving up on second place – no,” May said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“The Rangers result before the St Johnstone game gave us a boost. We just need to keep winning as many games as possible. There are two big away games coming up now.

“We can get second back on Tuesday night and that’s the aim. It’s been shown how hard it is at Fir Park but we know we can get a win there, although it will be tough. If we play as well as we can we have quality in the top end of the pitch and a solid foundation in defence.

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“We will fancy ourselves. Our goal is to finish second in the league.”

With Rangers and Aberdeen still to meet once more in the league after the split, there could still be more twists and turns in the race for second.

The Light Blues next fixture is against Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday as they look to bring an end to their recent run of three games without a win.

Football Insider verdict

After finishing second for the last few years, it makes perfect sense that the Dons are targeting second-place again this season. After losing to the Gers three times already this season though, the Pittodrie side may need to rely on other teams getting points off Graeme Murty’s side rather than doing it themselves. For Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes, finishing second will be a huge feat after turning down the chance to replace Pedro Caixinha as manager at Ibrox earlier this season.

In other Rangers news, an outspoken BBC pundit has slammed this Gers player after the draw with Motherwell, claiming he was “unbelievably bad”.

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