Derek McInnes has tried to heap pressure on Neil Lennon in the lead up to Sunday’s crunch semi final tie at Hampden by telling the media the interim manager will be feeling the heat.

McInnes will bring his team to Glasgow this weekend and look to get some retribution on Celtic who has beaten them in three cup finals in three years. For Celtic, there’s a treble treble at stake and McInnes knows Neil Lennon’s performance on the touchlines will be under severe scrutiny.

The manager also aims a veiled dig at Neil Lennon by calling Brendan Rodgers approach to the game more patient and deliberate where Neil’s is a more ‘in your face’ approach.

‘The club has good support behind that who will continue to work and, whatever it throws up in the summer, there will be enough options there that whoever is making the decisions will be able to do so.’

‘Ewan Henderson has come into the equation, Michael Johnston has been around it and we have young boys in the team,’.

‘Kris Ajer is only 20, Kieran Tierney is still 21, Odsonne Edouard is 21. ‘There are young players there and there also young ones in behind that as well, but you obviously have to bring in quality as well at the same time.

‘There are a number of players out of contract and there will be some movement here and there, I’m sure.’

Aberdeen got a draw when they came to Glasgow against Celtic last month when they frustrated the Bhoys at Parkhead.

McInnes will be hoping his words will spark Neil Lennon to changing his game plan. We doubt it will.


  1. When rangers come back in for McInnis and they will would I be right in thinking it ain’t his team, in my opinion he gave rangers 9 points of a start when he though the job was his.


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