Date: 27th October 2015 at 11:49am
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What it they say, there’s nothing to fear but fear itself!

Danny Ward, who has been in fine form for Aberdeen this season, heads to Celtic Park for the first time, but he’s told the Evening Express this doesn’t hold ‘any fear’ for him.

Respect, of course, will be given the to reigning Champions Celtic but Liverpool loanee Ward feels the game at Parkhead is the ideal one for Aberdeen to show they can challenge as the Dons are a good side and will be ‘raring to go’ on Saturday.

‘We will be raring to go.

‘There is no better game to be going into if you want to show how good a side you are than one against Celtic.

‘Even more so because it’s in their back yard.’

Much has changed since Aberdeen beaten Celtic at Pittodrie in September; that two-one win saw the Dons go five-points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership!

A slump in league and cup form has seen the Bhoys overturn that lead and open a little gap that needs to be closed at the weekend.

Derek McInnes feels signs of ‘the old’ Aberdeen were shown against Motherwell with Ward adding if the Dons perform as they’re capable, as tough as it’ll be, a win isn’t out of the question at all.

‘If we could put in a performance there it would make people realise we are the real deal.

‘We haven’t been getting the sort of results we had been earning at the start of the season. But we have a talented group of players in our dressing room.

‘We can take confidence from managing to win the last time we played Celtic.

‘It’s a different occasion this time though, at Celtic Park. It will be tougher but we know we can beat anyone if we perform as we know we can.’

It goes without saying a win against Motherwell, who Celtic had beaten the week before, would have been ‘preferred’ to take into this game but the one-one draw was a ‘positive’ to take forward with the performance ‘much better than it was in the previous four games.’

What can’t also be denied is Ward made a number of saves that ensured Aberdeen did get a point from that game and he’ll need to be at his very best for the Dons again on Saturday with chances, at the other end, needing to be taken!


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