Aberdeen's attackers and wingers must produce their A-game at Pittodrie tomorrow to end their poor form against Rangers this season.
Cove Rangers are in a great position to secure promotion to League Two having drawn 0-0 with Cowdenbeath in the first leg of the play-off final.
There are positives and negatives as far as I can see to Rangers appointing Steven Gerrard as their boss for next season.
It's clear Celtic haven’t been as good this term as they were last year.
Willie Miller: McInnes’ Aberdeen stamped their authority over Kilmarnock to put cup loss in the shade
Aberdeen have set themselves up to finish second again with their convincing win at Kilmarnock.
Aberdeen knew Motherwell’s two strikers were going to ram-rod them at Hampden but they failed to show their class defensively.
Willie Miller: Derek McInnes doesn’t know Dons best 11 … no positives to take from cup exit. Yes, there’s work to do
Aberdeen must get their recruitment of new players right in the summer to ensure they go into the new season with renewed enthusiasm.
Willie Miller on Dons semi team selection struggles and his sympathy for SPFL over Premiership split
Derek must put thinking cap on ahead of semi Derek McInnes has a team selection dilemma ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Willie Miller: Tynecastle horrors need to be put in past – Scottish Cup is what matters for Aberdeen
Aberdeen had no creative spark in Saturday’s game at Tynecastle.
Willie Miller: The Dons must take advantage of game in hand with Motherwell to finish season in second
Aberdeen have given themselves a great chance of finishing second again in the Premiership and it’s important they take advantage of their game in hand against Motherwell.
Willie Miller: Far too early for us to judge McLeish’s second spell but he must continue experiment for Hungary
We're too far out from the important games to start passing judgment on how Alex McLeish’s second spell as Scotland boss is going to be.
Willie Miller: Where is the euphoria over McKenna’s performance after latest step in his meteoric rise?
I am surprised Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna has not had more plaudits for the performance he put in against Costa Rica.
Willie Miller: If that was not a defining week then I don’t know what is as Dons in semi and chasing second
Aberdeen faced a real test of character in a defining week for their aspirations of success and emerged with flying colours.
Willie Miller: Dons haven’t found best 11 – and this shows in lack of chances and goals from Pittodrie men
The goalless draw with Partick Thistle was a pretty poor result as far as Aberdeen are concerned.
Willie Miller: Aberdeen will have to raise their game for Premiership and Scottish Cup as season comes to a climax
The next few weeks are going to be important in defining Aberdeen’s season.
Aberdeen have a great chance of going one better than last year by lifting the Scottish Cup this season.
Willie Miller: We are McGinn-ing to see why bringing Niall back was such a tremendous coup for Aberdeen boss McInnes …
Winger Niall McGinn’s superb solo goal in the 3-1 defeat of Kilmarnock and his impressive shift underlined how big a coup securing his return will be.
Willie Miller: Dons must right a wrong at Ibrox as third loss to Rangers will dent their claim to be rated as No2
Aberdeen have to right a wrong away to Rangers on Wednesday after their abysmal performance in losing 3-0 at Ibrox earlier this season.
Willie Miller: McKenna’s got a much better chance of succeeding if he stays at Pittodrie and keeps learning
I know Scott McKenna well from my previous involvement in Aberdeen’s development programme.
My view on the Scotland manager’s job is the same, whether it goes to Michael O’Neill or Jose Mourinho – it should be a two-year contract.
Willie Miller: McInnes’ men face toughest test to be second this time as league rivals now look stronger
Aberdeen’s target for the New Year should be to go one better than 2017 by lifting the Scottish Cup as well as securing that second-placed finish again.
After the defeat by Celtic, Aberdeen will now be looking to finish 2017 on a high by getting wins over Partick Thistle and Hearts at Pittodrie.
Rangers’ appointment of Graeme Murty until the end of the season tells you they don’t really know where they are going as a club.
Willie Miller: Aberdeen need to show the courage and character to stand up to Celtic in festive thriller
Aberdeen must go to Parkhead with the belief they can inflict another defeat on a Celtic side who are not invincible.
Willie Miller: There’s no hiding place for whoever gets the Scotland job next … failure should lead to axe
Whoever is given the Scotland job, they should be appointed on the proviso it’s a qualify or you’re out gig.
The Scotland upcoming friendly against Holland at Pittodrie offers the chance for Aberdeen players to put forward an argument to be involved in the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
Willie Miller: It’s time for Gers to act on interest in McInnes or move on to try to entice another manager
If Rangers want Derek McInnes to be their manager, they need to make an approach sooner rather than later so he can decide whether to go to Ibrox or not.
Willie Miller: The penny finally drops for Gers but let’s hope Derek decides to stay at Aberdeen for now
It might finally have dawned on Rangers that Derek McInnes is the best candidate to take over from Pedro Caixinha.
Celtic will come to Pittodrie on tomorrow night unbeaten in 60 domestic games.
Scotland’s friendly against the Netherlands at Pittodrie next month is the perfect opportunity for Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie to get his first cap.