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‘WE’LL BE READY FOR RANGERS,’ DONS KEEPER

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KEEPER Joe Lewis is confident Aberdeen will show their character against Rangers at Ibrox on Saturday.

And the Dons No.1 admitted harsh lessons were learned in the 3-0 Betfred League Cup Final defeat from Celtic at Hampden on Sunday.
Lewis said: “That wasn’t a performance we are at all proud of as we are a better team than we showed in the Final.

“We played against a good team in Celtic and probably gave them too much respect in the first-half. And we paid the price for that.

“If we had been more aggressive and positive in that period it could have been a different game. But, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.”

The shotstopper, signed from Cardiff City on a two-year deal in the summer, added: “We never gave ourselves a chance.
“Celtic were given too much space and with quality players that’s going to hurt you.unspecified-4

“For the opening goal, we allowed Tom Rogic on to his left foot a bit too easily and when you have a player of that quality, he is going to find the corner.

“When you play against good opposition they don’t need too many chances and, unfortunately, they put them away.

“When they got to 2-0 up, it was a long way back.

”Now we need to show our character at Ibrox and show we can react from a disappointment like this.
“It is a great opportunity for us to prove that.
“It is important we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and get on with things.

“Rangers is a huge game and we need to be right at it at Ibrox.”

This will be the Pittodrie side’s first visit to Govan since 2012 and victory could see them reclaim second place with two games in hand.

Defeat would extend Rangers’ advantage over the Reds to five points.
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