ON-LOAN Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie reckons Aberdeen have the ideal chance to recover from the torment of Tynecastle when they face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday.

The Dons’ chances of securing the best of the rest took a knock when they crashed 2-0 to Hearts at the weekend.

Christie insisted: “It’s good we’ve got such an opportunity at Hampden to put things right.

“If we do win, we’ve got huge positivity again going into the final few league fixtures. That’s when you want to be playing your best stuff, when it really matters.

“It’s important for all the boys in the changing room to realise that, to be going into the final few weeks and our game is at the top.”

Christie, who played 70 minutes of the defeat in Edinburgh, added: “It was very frustrating the way the game went and the boys were pretty gutted at the way we let Hearts dictate the game and stepped aside.

“Now it’s important we bounce back and get ready for the semi-final. We’ll still be very positive and confident going into it.”

Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes will be forced to make three changes for the Well crunch with skipper Graeme Shinnie, Kenny McLean and Shay Logan suspended.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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