Former Don Ryan Fraser will be cheering on Aberdeen in the League Cup final and insists they are good enough to lift the trophy.
The Bournemouth winger left the Reds in January 2013 but still keeps a close eye on his boyhood team.
Fraser, who has been in great form for Eddie Howe’s Cherries and Scotland this season, will be watching Sunday’s Hampden showpiece as keenly as the sizeable Red Army at Hampden.
Although Celtic are favourites to lift the cup – Fraser is hoping the Dons can upset the odds.
The 24-year-old said: “I’ll be watching that. I watched the semi-final win over Rangers as well.
“There are not many players left at the club from my time at the club, but I always try to watch Aberdeen.
“I know Graeme Shinnie and Scott McKenna and I like to keep up with Aberdeen and see them do well.
“I’ll be rooting for them and hopefully they get the job done.
“On the day in the final anyone has a chance if individuals bring their best selves and the team brings a high level of performance.
“Anyone can beat anyone so hopefully Aberdeen play their best football and we’ll see what happens.”
The only members of the Aberdeen squad left from Fraser’s time at Pittodrie are Mark Reynolds, Andy Considine and Niall McGinn.
However, Fraser knows Dons skipper Graeme Shinnie from his days growing up in Cove and has also played alongside Reds captain Shinnie and centre-back Scott McKenna for Scotland.
All three were involved earlier this month as the Dark Blues beat Albania 4-0 and Israel 3-2 to top UEFA Nations League group C1.
Fraser enjoyed the togetherness in those squads and enjoys seeing his friend Shinnie doing well at international and club level.
He added: “For those two games the togetherness has been massive. I’ve been doing stuff with Graeme Shinnie going for food and things on days off.
“When you know each other’s backgrounds it makes you want to fight even more for them.
“It’s hard when you only see them in international squads which can be only four or five games a season.
“But you want to fight for them and when you do things together on days off and know their backgrounds you want to fight for them even more.
“We’ve known each other for a lot of years because we’re both from Cove.
“But he’s moved away now to Balmedie I think, we’ve known each other for a long time and it’s always good to catch up.
“It was good to see Graeme make his first competitive appearance against Israel and it’s great to see him doing well.”