The Dons’ league form has been less consistent this season but a cup final appearance would represent continuity. The bookies, though, fancy Rangers to progress, not that their opinion troubles Derek McInnes.
“Steven Gerrard’s done a great job there and really imposed himself on the club,” said the Aberdeen manager. “They’ve got a better squad, clearly, but we feel there are big performances in us and for another cup final appearance and chance at silverware, we’re going to have to deliver not just in possession and out of possession but also that mentality to get the job done.”
McInnes is aided by the return after suspension of Scott McKenna, although which Rangers forwards the central defender will be revealed only when the team lines appear. “Wait and see. Kick-off is at half 4, it is pretty soon – you won’t have to wait too long,” Gerrard said.
“We have a game plan. We have enough quality on the pitch to win the game, if we max out and hit the heights.”