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DONS STAR WANTS HAPPY HAMPDEN RETURN

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ABERDEEN defender Mark Reynolds is determined to blow away talk of a Celtic treble when the teams meet in the Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden on Sunday.
The Scottish Champions have already beaten the Pittodrie side twice in the Premiership this season, are unbeaten on domestic football and are massive favourites to lift the first silverware of the campaign.
But Reynolds is convinced victory for the Dons will kick-start a new era at Derek McInnes’ outfit.
He said: “We were talking about that in the dressing room at the start of the season.

“With the new structure of the competition, we knew winning the Cup could
be a springboard for a successful term.mark-reynolds-scottish-premiership-inverness-v-aberdeen_3295098

“Getting the trophy would give you confidence and the fans would get a lift.

“It is nice to put ourselves in that position, but we still have a huge hurdle to overcome.

“Whoever wins the trophy, it can catapult them to better things throughout the season.”

It will be an emotional return to Hampden for Reynolds whose dad used to be a coach at the club.

He added: “It will be nice to go back and score a few goals like I used to when I was a boy. There was no goalkeeper – just the way I like it!
“It was great to have that opportunity as a kid. I would take pals with me and they couldn’t believe they had the chance to run around Hampden.

“I am very familiar with the place, but I am hoping to get more familiar with a trophy in my hand.”

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