As reported by eveningtimes.co.uk,
TONY DOCHERTY insists the fear factor when Aberdeen travel to Glasgow is a thing of the past.
The Dons assistant manager is adamant their success at Celtic Park on the final day of last season bolstered their belief, securing a second-place finish in the Premiership with a 1-0 victory. It was their maiden win at Parkhead since 2014.
Aberdeen have gone from strength to strength in their visits to Scotland largest city, with their memorable 2-0 win over Rangers in midweek booking a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic and representing their THIRD triumph over Steven Gerrard’s men in Glasgow this term.
That came just three days after they claimed a creditable 0-0 draw against the Hoops, illustrating that the days of Aberdeen travelling to the east end on a hiding to nothing are long gone.
Docherty said: “Going back to last season, we had to go to Celtic Park on the final day knowing we had to win to finish second. There were a lot of doubters out there in terms of our big game mentality.
“The whole season had been about whether it would be ourselves, Rangers or Hibs finishing as runners-up and we kept quiet and just did our work.
“We knew it would go down to that final game and we answered the questions. We played exceptionally well and it does get a monkey off the back a little bit. We’ve conquered that. We came through that, finished second and have carried that on this year.