McInnes has Aberdeen on red alert as they take on Lenny’s Hibernian

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes.

Boss Derek McInnes today put the Dons on red alert about the attacking prowess of Hibs at Easter Road.

Aberdeen will today face Neil Lennon’s outfit in Edinburgh.

McInnes’ side boast a 100% record this season against Hibs having won both Premiership clashes.

The 4-1 defeat of Hibs in December was one of the Dons’ strongest performances of the season to date.

However, McInnes reckons previous results count for nothing in the capital later today and knows they must be “fully concentrated” against the Leith side’s threat.

McInnes said: “Hibs are a very good counter-attacking team.

“They also got two lads in during the January transfer window at centre-forward that they will be hoping will help them score even more goals.

“Although we have won two games against them this season it will be more likely a bit closer and tighter than the 4-1 at Pittodrie.

“We were very good in the 4-1 win.

“Neil (Lennon) said it was the poorest Hibs had played all season and I said it was the best we had played all season.

“When you take into consideration the level of opponent we were really pleased with the performance.

“Hibs had an off day, we had a very good day. That could quite easily go the other way if we are not fully concentrated.”

Hibs secured two centre-forwards on loan in January – Jamie Maclaren (SV Darmstadt 98) and Florian Kamberi (Grasshopper).

Australian international Maclaren netted the winning penalty in a 2-1 victory over Rangers at Ibrox earlier this month.

It was Hibs’ second win at Ibrox this season.

In contrast Aberdeen have lost all three games against Rangers during this campaign.

McInnes said: “Hibs had a couple of defensive injuries last week against Rangers and managed to go very attacking with their team.

“They went with a system that we tried to apply against Rangers in our midweek game against them (2-0 loss, January 24) but they implemented it a lot better than us.

“Hibs got off to a good start in the game.

“They have good individual players and a lot of pace in their team.”

Aberdeen occupy second spot in the Premiership, three points ahead of Rangers and eight in front of opponents Hibs.

McInnes said: “In the first game of the season when we played them I felt they would be there or thereabouts come the end of the campaign.

“I still think they will be there.”

Aberdeen are set to welcome back striker Stevie May for today’s clash at Hibs.

The 25-year-old has missed the last five games with an ankle injury. Keeper Joe Lewis is out for up to two months having recently undergone knee ligament surgery.