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Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen: Brilliant campaign from Dons – Derek McInnes

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said his players completed “a brilliant campaign” by beating Celtic and finishing second in the Premiership. The Dons became the first Scottish team to win at Celtic Park since 2015 as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost at home to domestic opposition for the first time. “We’re the second best team and we showed it again,” McInnes said ...

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Aberdeen: Derek McInnes admits Ryan Christie will not return to Dons

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Derek McInnes says the “door is shut” on the possibility of Ryan Christie returning to Aberdeen this summer. The 23-year-old has starred during a season-and-a-half loan stint from Celtic but he returns to his parent club this month. “Celtic made it clear that he has to go back for pre-season,” McInnes said. “Brendan [Rodgers, manager] said he’s part of their ...

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Ross McCrorie 'dragged Rangers back into the game' – Aberdeen's Derek McInnes

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes picked out 20-year-old Ross McCrorie as the man who rescued Rangers’ hopes of finishing second in the Premiership. McCrorie headed the second-half equaliser, but McInnes praised the overall performance of the centre-half drafted into the visiting midfield. One point separates the sides going into the final weekend. “I thought McCrorie, for someone so young, was the ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Aberdeen thoughts with former boss, says Derek McInnes

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Sir Alex Ferguson is in the thoughts of everyone at his former club Aberdeen, says Pittodrie manager Derek McInnes. Ferguson, 76, remains in intensive care[1] after emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. He managed the Dons from 1978 to 1986, winning 11 trophies, including the European Cup Winners’ Cup and three league titles. “We all know his character and I’m ...

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Aberdeen v Hibernian: Derek McInnes wants recognition for Dons

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Derek McInnes believes his Aberdeen players deserve more recognition as they compete to finish second for a fourth season running. The Dons are in a three-way fight with Hibernian and Rangers for the Premiership runners-up spot. Hibs visit Aberdeen on Saturday and Rangers travel to Pittodrie on Tuesday. “The players deserve a lot of credit, we’re up there again, we’re ...

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Derek McInnes challenges Aberdeen to find form and finish second

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says finishing second in this season’s Premiership “will be a big task”. The Dons bowed out of the Scottish Cup at the semi-final stage on Saturday by losing 3-0 against Motherwell. McInnes’s side are below second-placed Rangers on goal difference, having been runners-up in the past three campaigns. “We have huge games ahead of us and ...

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Scottish Cup: Aberdeen's Derek McInnes unfazed by key absentees against Motherwell

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes says it would be wrong to focus on the players his side are missing for Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final. The Dons will be without captain Graeme Shinnie, Kenny McLean and full-back Shay Logan through suspension against Motherwell. “We’re without three key players, but that can’t be the narrative for this week,” McInnes said. “The reason we ...

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