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CHRISTIE DREAMS OF CUP FINAL REPEAT

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RYAN CHRISTIE hopes to add a second Scottish Cup winner’s medal during his temporary stay at Aberdeen.

The 21-year-old Celtic midfielder feared he was Cup-tied when signing on loan at Pittodrie until the end of the season.

Christie was an unused substitute in the Hoops’ 3-0 fourth round win over Albion Rovers last month.

The talented youngster believed that would rule him out of action for the Dons’ bid to end a 27-year Scottish Cup drought.

However, Christie has been cleared to play for Derek McInnes’ side in the competition and could face Ross County in the fifth round on Saturday.

The player, a winner with Inverness Caley Thistle in 2015, said: “I thought I would be Cup-tied because I had been on the bench against Albion Rovers.

“I found out when I signed for Aberdeen the rules are that you have to step on the park to be Cup-tied.

“When I heard that I was delighted. I am so happy that I will be able to play a part in the Scottish Cup with Aberdeen.

“It would be an unbelievable achievement if I could get another winner’s medal in the Cup this season.

“It will be hard as there are very good teams in the competition. In the Cup, you cannot write anybody off, so we have to take it round by round.”

The Dons have already made one Final this season, losing the Betfred League Cup showpiece 3-0 to Brendan Rodgers’ side.

If there is a Hampden repeat in May, the Highlander will be ineligible to face his parent club due to the terms of the loan deal.

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