Date: 24th February 2015 at 6:24pm
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Manager Derek McInnes has said that everybody at Aberdeen is looking forward to the trip to Parkhead to face Celtic this weekend.

With both teams only three points apart, but with Celtic having a game in hand over us at this minute, this certainly won’t be a title decider at this stage, but the game could well be key for us in making that dream a reality should we be able to take all three points and the victory and at least waste the element of a game in hand that we can directly affect.

Speaking to the Official Site as we spend the week preparing for the trip, that fact wasn’t lost on the gaffer, but he wasn’t going to build it into something it’s not.

‘This game is eagerly anticipated and rightly so. It is a game we are all excited about and one we are looking forward to.’

McInnes says he knows that people have been looking ahead to this one, but he and the team can only focus on what’s in front of them and having done that we go into the match on the back of three straight victories, so we are in good form and we have confidence.

‘The points have kept us close enough to Celtic to make the game more appealing for us. We know we are in for a very tough game on Sunday, as you always are against Celtic, but they will also feel they are in for a tough game. We feel we can go there and win. I am delighted with what the players are giving me at the moment. There has been a good level of performance and I still feel there is more to come from us. A positive result would be a huge confidence boost for everyone, it would help us no end but whether we win or lose the game there are still 33 points available to be won between now and the end of the season.’

He goes on to say specifically that this game shouldn’t be approached as a ‘must win’ or ‘must not lose’ because it is very premature with so many points left to fight for – but undoubtedly a favourable result could make a difference and would be significant.

With no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, McInnes also hopes to welcome back Ashton Taylor and Nicky Low for Sunday, but that depends on their coming through the under 20s game today against Dundee United without complications.

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