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Aberdeen will do all they can to cause an upset – Derek McInnes

By June 20, 2018No Comments

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes believes his team can cause a major upset by knocking Burnley out of the Europa League.

The Dons have landed a mouthwatering draw against Sean Dyche’s Premier League big guns in the second qualifying round.

McInnes knows his Pittodrie outfit will be major outsiders to topple a Clarets line-up which has had its coffers filled with £120million after ending last season’s top-flight campaign in seventh place.

But he is refusing to count the Reds out of a contest which will see them welcome Burnley to the Granite City on July 26 before heading to Turf Moor for the August 2 return.

McInnes, quoted on his club’s Twitter page, said: “It’s a fantastic draw. We’ll be playing against a team that has done exceptionally well in what is regarded as the best league in the world.

“It should be a fabulous contest. There are favourites in every tie and they are seeded for a good reason.

“We know we will be big underdogs for this one but, rest assured, we’ll be doing all we possibly can to cause an upset.

“There will be a terrific atmosphere at Pittodrie and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a sell-out.”