THE Dons will be missing five key players for their trip to Dundee on Saturday.
Mark Reynolds and Niall McGinn will both be rested for the Premiership match at Dens Park.
Meanwhile, midfield trio Ryan Jack, Kenny McLean and Willo Flood will be sidelined to avoid suspension. All three players are sitting on five yellow cards from this season.
That paves the way for youngsters Scott Wright, Daniel Harvie and Frank Ross to step up into contention for a starting slot in the first team.
Aberdeen FC secured second spot a few weeks ago, which allows boss Derek McInnes to be more creative with his team selection for the closing matches.