Lewis Ferguson has called on the Dons to do something special and complete an Old Firm Scottish Cup double.
After beating Rangers in the quarter-final Aberdeen face Celtic in Sunday’s semi.
The winner at Hampden will face Hearts or Inverness Caley Thistle in next month’s showpiece.
To reach the final having beaten both Glasgow giants would be a great achievement in Ferguson’s eyes.
He scored in a 1-0 League Cup semi-final win against the Gers in October and also played in the 1-0 Premiership victory at Ibrox in December and last month’s 2-0 last-eight cup replay triumph.
However, so far this term the Reds have been unable to defeat the Hoops, having suffered two league losses (1-0 and 4-3), a 1-0 defeat in December’s League Cup final and a 0-0 draw at Parkhead last month.
Ferguson, 19, believes it’s time for that to change and said: “There is that feeling because we’ve turned over Rangers a few times but not quite managed to do it against Celtic this season.
“If we can do it against one side of the Old Firm, I’m sure we can do it against the other.
“Every game we’ve played against Celtic this year has been a tight game.
“The games with Rangers have been tight as well but we seem to have edged most of them.
“It’s like that in high-profile games where one team will edge it, but the games have been close.
“I didn’t play at Parkhead early in the season because I was injured.
“But it was a close game and finished 1-0 to them, and then the League Cup final was close.
“At Pittodrie, in the league, we lost 4-3 and it was close again, and we drew 0-0 at Parkhead.
“These games could have gone either way and I’m positive that if we prepare the right way we can go out and do the job on Sunday.
“It would be special and if you think about most teams which win the Scottish Cup, they often only have to beat one of the Old Firm. There aren’t many which have beaten both in the run so we’re doing it the hard way.
“But it would be great if we could do that. Even in the League Cup, we had a hard run because it was all Premiership sides we played, which included Celtic and Rangers.
“But these are the teams you have to beat and it’s the luck of the draw with who you get. You just have to beat who’s in front of you.”
With Aberdeen’s hat-trick of victories against Rangers this season, Ferguson – the son of former Gers player Derek – has been unpopular with some of his friends as well as members of his family.
His brothers and pals are Rangers supporters and haven’t enjoyed seeing the Dons knock Steven Gerrard’s team out of both cups this term and come away from Govan with three points in the league.
However, this Sunday they will be firmly on Ferguson’s side as the Reds look to defeat Celtic and end the Hoops’ hopes of winning a domestic treble for a third straight season.
Ferguson added: “It’s changed this weekend – they (his friends) will all be in the Aberdeen end.
“For sure, they will all be supporting me and the team fully in this game. I’ve had to sort out quite a few tickets.
“They would love to see me do well and they’ll be there hoping we can get through to the final.
“With my pals this season, I’ve spent a lot of time arguing with them.
“They are big Rangers fans and I’ve managed to get one up on them with the wins we’ve had against Rangers.
“But hopefully this time it might put a smile on their face if we can beat Celtic and get to the final.”