Defender Mikey Devlin today vowed to put right his Kilmarnock red card nightmare by dumping the Rugby Park side on Sunday.
Devlin, 25, was controversially sent off just four minutes into the Pittodrie clash with Killie on September 1.
Aberdeen lost 2-0.
Referee Craig Thomson dismissed Devlin for a foul on Eammon Brophy as he deemed the centre-back to have denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
However, the incident happened 35 yards from goal, Brophy clearly pulled Devlin’s shirt and full-back Shay Logan was tracking back to make a challenge.
The Dons appealed but the red card and one-game ban were upheld.
Aberdeen slated the SFA fast-track disciplinary panel’s ruling as “disappointing” and called for VAR to be trialled in the Premiership.
Devlin admits to frustration at the red and is gunning to make up for it with a win at Kilmarnock.
He said: “Individually and collectively we were not happy with how that day finished.
“It was frustrating as things didn’t go our way that day and more importantly the result didn’t go our way.
“Kilmarnock came here and won 2-0 earlier in the season so we have a point to prove.
“We have an opportunity to try to put that right on Sunday and will do everything we can to do that.”
With the SFA appeals panel opting to uphold the red card Devlin was ruled out for the next game – a 1-1 draw at St Johnstone. It came at a time when the Reds suffered an injury crisis with eight more players ruled out
Devlin said: “We were disappointed it (the red card) wasn’t turned over.
“In football sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.
“You just have to be professional at all times.
“The club handled that by putting a statement out and did all they could to try to get that over-turned.”
Kilmarnock have been one of the form teams this season under manager Steve Clarke and sit third in the Premiership table.
In contrast the Dons are in eighth position.
Devlin reckons following up the League Cup semi-final defeat of Rangers (1-0) with a 3-0 win over Hamilton proves the Reds are back on track.
He said: “Our league form has been a bit indifferent this season and it is important to get that consistency and form back.
“We did that against Hamilton with three goals and three points which was most important.
“On the back of the last two results things are going well.
“We have started that run of form in the last two games and need to carry that forward.
“At the moment things are looking up but we have to keep going as it is not good enough to leave it as it is.
“On Sunday (v Rangers) we could have played better but had to show other qualities as opposed to a good footballing performance.
“We had to dig in and show good resilience, discipline and defend very well as a team.
“We deserved the win. After the high of progressing through to the final by beating Rangers which is special for the fans it was massive to follow that up with another win.
“Kilmarnock is another massive game and we need to try to get another three points.
“Every game is difficult to win in this league now. You don’t get any easy games.
“Kilmarnock are doing great at the moment as Steve Clarke has done a fantastic job.
“We are under no illusions it will be a difficult game but it is one we are hoping to get three points from.”
Devlin pitched in with his first goal for the Dons when firing in a 30-yard effort in the 3-0 win over Hamilton.
He said: “It was April before my injury when I last scored so it has been about a year and a half since my last one.
“It was in slightly different circumstances as that one was a header which I am maybe expected to score rather then one like that against Hamilton.
“It opened up and I had a shot. Sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.”
Meanwhile, ex-Reds loanee Greg Stewart will miss the Rugby Park clash as he serves the first game of a two-match ban handed to him after Killie’s game with Hamilton.