Andrew Considine today warned Rangers’ interest in signing skipper Ryan Jack will not derail the bid to beat the Ibrox club in Glasgow.
Aberdeen will tonight face Rangers in Premiership action.
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha angered Aberdeen gaffer Derek McInnes by admitting he is keen to secure midfielder Jack, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Portuguese Caixinha’s claim came less than 48 hours before the sides were set to go head to head.
Considine, pictured, isn’t sure if it was an attempt at mind games to unsettle the Reds – and doesn’t care as it has not affected the focus on securing a first win at Ibrox since 1991.
He said: “I saw it on Twitter.
“Whether that is them trying to ruffle feathers, goodness knows.
“But it is not going to make any difference to how we are going to approach the game tonight.”
As Aberdeen’s longest serving current player Considine is frustrated at that 26-year Ibrox drought.
And he reckons there has never been a better time to win in Govan.
Considine said: “The boys want to win and get rid of this hoodoo at Ibrox.
“It has been a very long time since we managed to get that win at Ibrox but there is no time like the present.
“We have a fantastic chance.”
Aberdeen are six points clear of Rangers in the Premiership, but the Ibrox club have won the last two meetings between the clubs.
The recent 3-0 loss to Rangers at Pittodrie still frustrates Considine.
And he aims to put that right tonight.
He said: “Every time we play against Rangers there is a huge expectation for both teams to perform.
“The recent loss to Rangers was very frustrating because up until we lost the first goal we were on top.
“For their first goal (Kenny Miller), sometimes you just have to hold your hands up and say ‘cracking strike’.
“But the second and third goals we handed to them on a plate.
“That is not like us because we had not done that at all this season.
“It was a sore one to take as we should have come away with a win.
“I feel with the team the manager has assembled that we have more than enough to go and get the result.
“Confidence is very high and we are looking forward to Ibrox.”