Barry Ferguson details Aberdeen 'disgust' at Rangers ahead of Pittodrie showdown on Sunday
Barry Ferguson has warned the Rangers players of the “disgust” Aberdeen fans feel towards the club ahead of their crunch Scottish Premiership clash at Pittodrie on Sunday [23 April].
The Gers travel to an in-form Aberdeen side who have won five in a row in the league and will be going in search of their first win over Rangers on home turf in seven years.
And ahead of the game, Ferguson details the toxic atmosphere he felt during his playing days when facing Aberdeen stating he loved every single minute of it.
Writing in his column for the Daily Record [21 April, page 58], he said: “The fans outside and inside the ground couldn’t hide their disgust at the sight of a Rangers shirt.
“Not that they had the slightest intention of trying to do so. They let us know all about it from the moment we arrived until we were safely heading back down the A90.
“And I must admit I absolutely loved every single minute of it.”
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Rangers players must heed Ferguson’s warning as Pittodrie is never an easy stadium to travel to in the Scottish Premiership even despite the Gers’ impressive record there in recent years.
However, this is a totally different Aberdeen side who sit five points clear of Hearts in third place and are without a defeat since losing to Celtic on 18 February – a mightily impressive run from a team incredibly on the up.
This is a game the Gers simply cannot take for granted, even if the Scottish Premiership title is far away from now with Celtic now boasting a 12-point lead at the top, but many of these players will be fighting for their Ibrox futures with Michael Beale planning a huge assault on the summer transfer window and there is arguably no better atmosphere and stadium to stake a claim and that’s away at Aberdeen.
The Gers will certainly need character and desire as well as the ability to keep their heads in such a rousing fixture if they’re to claim a priceless victory on Sunday and should they achieve that, then it could go a long in proving that they’ve got what it takes to win the big games on the way to potentially reclaiming their Scottish Premiership gong next season.
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