Aberdeen supporters had to wait more than 20 years to celebrate a win over Rangers in Glasgow – now defender Scott McKenna aims to deliver four in one season.
The Dons travel to Ibrox on Sunday gunning for a fourth victory over the Gers on the road.
Victory would be unlikely to stop Rangers finishing ahead of Aberdeen in the race to finish second in the Premiership.
However, it would complete a memorable clean sweep over an expensively-assembled Rangers side on their own turf, while also effectively securing European qualification for the Dons.
Aberdeen have knocked Rangers out of both domestic trophies this term with wins in Glasgow and also triumphed 1-0 in the Premiership, with McKenna scoring the vital winner.
Now he is desperate to deliver the quadruple over Rangers in their home city.
McKenna, 22. said: “We have a fantastic record at Ibrox this season, as we have won twice there.
“It is always a difficult place to go but we have proven to ourselves that we can win at Ibrox. We will be looking to do the exact same again on Sunday.”
The Dons had to endure a wait of almost 26 years to secure a victory at Ibrox since a 2-0 success in September 1991.
In the interim period there had been one solitary win in Glasgow, defeating Rangers 2-1 in the League Cup semi-final in October 1995 on the way to lifting the trophy under Roy Aitken.
At Ibrox that long drought stretched to 41 failed attempts until Derek McInnes led the Dons to a 2-1 win in May 2017.
It was a catalyst that led to the Reds’ impressive form in Glasgow against a Rangers side rebuilt by Steven Gerrard this season at a cost in excess of £10 million.
Scotland cap McKenna said: “We don’t get caught up with the crowd or the atmosphere (at Ibrox). We just deal with the game that is in front of us and in previous encounters we have come out on top.”
Victory at Ibrox would not only take Aberdeen a step closer to European qualification for a sixth successive season, it could also ensure Celtic, who host Kilmarnock 24 hours earlier, can win the title this weekend.
That would prevent the possibility of the Hoops bidding to secure the title at Pittodrie the following Saturday.
McKenna is only concerned with moving the Dons closer to confirming a third-placed finish and automatic spot.
He said: “We have been in Europe for a number of years now and it is up to us as players to make sure the club continues getting there.
“We still have four of the best teams in the league to play but over the course of the season we have done pretty well against them in those games. We just have to use our experience from games previously in the season and pick up points.”
McKenna headed home the goal as Aberdeen defeated Kilmarnock 1-0 to leap-frog the Rugby Park side into third.
In an ill-tempered match, Killie had three players sent off. After Aberdeen had two players red-carded and both boss Derek McInnes and No.2 Tony Docherty sent to the stand in the 3-0 Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic, McKenna insists it was vital they kept their cool amid the chaos at Killie.
He said: “It was a bit of a battle and there probably wasn’t much football played. After last week (in the semi-final) we had to keep our discipline, as we couldn’t afford to lose any more players.
“We battled away and managed to get three points in the end.
“It was a massive result for us. “Hearts lost earlier in the day and with us winning it moved us 11 points clear of them.”
Centre-back McKenna scored his second goal of the season with the winner at Kilmarnock.
His other goal secured a 1-0 Premiership win at Ibrox on December 5.
He said: “I should probably have scored a couple in the first half against Kilmarnock.
“I put one wide and did not get enough contact on another.
“The balls into the box were excellent and gave us a real chance of attacking them.”