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McInnes issues rallying call ahead of Scottish Cup final

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has demanded a “bigger performance” when his side faces Celtic in the Scottish League Cup final on Sunday.

Aberdeen won the cup in 2014 and will be looking to lift the trophy again on Sunday when they holders Celtic at Hampden Park, and McInnes has called on his side to build on their fantastic run to the final as defeated three Scottish Premiership sides without conceding a goal.

“We feel we have got the big performance in us to win the game,” McInnes told Sky Sports.

“Celtic are the bigger club. They have got the bigger, better squad. But we are capable of a bigger performance on the day and that is what we will be looking for.”

“In the last few months, we have had two very tight games against them.
“The game we won there was nothing really in the game. We have come up with a big moment to get the three points and an important result.

“The last two performances have been encouraging for us. Celtic are a good side – we all recognize that especially with where they are at the minute.

“You have to get the balance right between attacking and defending. You have to try and recognize and nullify their key players from having an enjoyable day.

“If they start enjoying the game it can be very difficult. We were far better in the second final against them and gave ourselves a chance to win.”