Jim Goodwin wants Aberdeen to play with no fear away to Celtic

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St Mirren v St Johnstone – Scottish Cup – Semi Final – Hampden Park
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Aberdeen manager Jim Goodwin hopes his caller signings tin bring a caller attack to Celtic Park and play with nary fear.

The Dons fielded 7 summertime signings successful past weekend’s 3-0 triumph implicit Raith and person since added erstwhile Notts County midfielder Callum Roberts and on-loan Middlesbrough left-back Hayden Coulson, who volition some beryllium successful the squad for Sunday’s travel to Glasgow.

Goodwin said: “That’s 1 of the bully things astir gathering a caller squad and bringing successful guys from different countries and down southbound who person ne'er experienced going to Parkhead before, it’s each precise caller and breathtaking for them.

“My lads are going into the crippled successful a truly bully spot mentally disconnected the backmost of immoderate bully performances successful the League Cup and we conscionable person to effort and transportation connected that momentum and spell determination and springiness a truly bully relationship of ourselves.

“We person got specified a caller radical of players, players from antithetic parts of Europe and the UK who person ne'er experienced going to Celtic Park before, truthful they don’t person that fearfulness of past defeats.

“Those types of fixtures are the crushed that a fig of our squad person travel to Scotland this year, they privation to situation themselves astatine large venues successful beforehand of 60,000 radical against international-quality players, and I deliberation we are susceptible of doing that.”

Goodwin’s broadside scored 12 goals without reply successful their 4 Premier Sports Cup radical games and the erstwhile Alloa and St Mirren manager is looking to physique connected that confidence.

“I don’t mean connected going to Parkhead and changing our strategy to a backmost 5 and sitting heavy and defending for 90 minutes,” helium said.

“We are going to spell determination and play our accustomed strategy that the boys person adapted to. We cognize we are going to person to beryllium disciplined defensively and ore for 90 minutes due to the fact that it is simply a measurement up successful opposition.

“But I bash judge I person players successful my squad that tin origin them problems arsenic well.

“We are not going to play with immoderate fear, we are going to effort and instrumentality the crippled to them, and if we bash that I deliberation we person a accidental of getting a result.”

Meanwhile, reports successful Poland person claimed that Legia Warsaw pulled retired of a projected £400,000 woody that would person seen David Bates permission Pittodrie, contempt the erstwhile Rangers and Hamburg subordinate having a palmy medical.

Goodwin said: “David is precise overmuch an Aberdeen subordinate and I americium not going to speech astir ifs, buts and maybes. He is nether declaration here, helium has 2 years left.”

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