Will Aberdeen struggle against a Hearts team that has been probably the most league’s most unpredictable team after Thursdy nights Euro exertions?
Scott Severin to Reds Online: ‘The Lokomotiv game was tough but there will be no excuses tomorrow.
‘We will have a day’s full rest since the UEFA Cup game, before returning to prepare for the Hearts match.
‘Tiredness will not be an issue because this is a fit squad and I am convinced we will do well.’
‘The way we have been performing recently in the league means we should go to Edinburgh confident of getting all three points.
‘Aberdeen have sold out their allocation for Tynecastle and hopefully we can reward the fans for their support by getting a victory.’
Jimmy calderwood to Reds Online: ‘This is the sort of game we must win if we want to be involved in such great European nights again next season.
‘It’s been nip and tuck between Hearts and ourselves over the past couple of years when chasing a UEFA Cup place and I expect the two clubs to battle it out again.
‘Tynecastle is a great venue for football but it’s all big occasions for us at the moment because we go to Celtic Park after that then it’s over to Spain to tackle Atletico Madrid.
‘As a player and a manager, you want to be involved in these games.
‘We are trying to focus on catching the teams above us in the league and not worrying about those below us.
Hearts Team News:
Hearts midfielder Laryea Kingston is set to make an earlier-than-expected return from injury.
Defender Marius Zaliukas returns as does Deividas Cesnauskis.
Player to watch: Laryea Kingston
He is a bit wild in his play and look but there is no doubt he has talent. If he plays, Hearts are a much better team as he creates chances for himself and others with his drives forward.
Aberdeen Team News:
The Dons should still be without Jamie Smith and Darren Mackie whilst doubts have been raised over Chris Clark and Michael hart although they are expected to be available for selection.
Player to watch: Sone Aluko
The new fans favourite has been given glowing reports by his peers. Jamie langfield said: ‘Sone is electric and with every game he is adapting better.
‘He looks like a wee boy but he is a hardy soul and gets stuck in. He has lightning pace and hopefully we can keep him until the end of the season.