Date: 2nd January 2007 at 10:30am
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It’ll be a patched up Aberdeen side that takes the field in Edinburgh today as the flu bug and suspensions wreck Jimmy’s squad.

Vital Quotes:

Karim Touzani ‘It doesn’t matter how good Hibs are. All the counts is how we perform and if we are in good shape and playing with confidence, we can beat anyone.’

Scott Severin ‘We have also got a reasonable record at Easter Road so we can travel with confidence. We have played everyone home and away and I feel we can qualify for one of the European competitions.

‘Four of our next six games are away from home and it will be a tough period. But we know we are capable of getting results. We are playing really good football and we must keep taking things one game at a time.’

Hibs Team News:

19 year old Andy McNeil has been told that he is the 1st choice keeper by boss John Collins after his debut performance in the 2-0 victory over Dunfermline.

Ivan Sproule and Dean Shiels return but midfielder Merouane Zemmama is still out.

Player to watch: Chris Killen

The Kiwi has 13 goals so far and although not the headline maker considering the recent dramas i n Edinburgh, he’ll be needing policed to prevent additions to that tally.

Aberdeen Team News:

Aberdeen are facing a selection crisis with Russell Anderson, Barry Nicholson, Jamie Langfield and Chris Clark all struggling with flu and could join Jamie Smith and Richie Byrne on the sidelines.

Michael Hart is suspended and Scott Severin doubtful through injury.

Player to watch: Chris Maguire

Perhaps disappointing at Tannadice, the youngster will be bursting to help his depleted side claim the points in the abscence of his more experienced team mates.

Match Facts & Stats

Ref Watch:

Brian Winter

Next Fixtures:

Aberdeen V Inverness Caley Sat 13.1.2007