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Aberdeen coach knows they need a “big performance” to win the cup

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For Derek McInnes, his team will have the most difficult match of the year against Celtic on Sunday

Aberdeen and Celtic will face each other in the Scottish League Cup Final on Sunday.

And Aberdeen’s manager Derek McInnes knows his team has to play their best match of the season to win.

“We haven’t lost a goal in the competition yet, we’ve beaten three Premiership teams already,” said McInnes to the BBC.

“We’ve had to win at Easter Road [on penalties against Hibernian]; Hampden against Rangers.”

“We feel we’ve got the big performance in us to win the game. Celtic are the bigger club, they’ve got the bigger squad; better squad but we are capable of a bigger performance on the day and that’s what we’re searching for,” he added.

“In the last few months, we’ve had two very tight games against them.”

“The game we won, there was nothing really in the game. We came up with a big moment to get the three points and an important result,” he concluded.