Aberdeen were today urged to take Leicester’s shock title glory as inspiration in the bid to lift the Scottish Premiership crown ahead of the Old Firm.
Ranked 5,000-1 outsiders at the start of the season, the Foxes smashed the odds to lift the English title for the first time in the club’s history.
Aberdonian and former Pittodrie youth star Ian Wilson is a former Leicester City captain.
And he reckons if Leicester can win the league against the cash-rich big guns, Aberdeen can see off Celtic and Rangers north of the border.
Wilson, 58, said: “Leicester’s title win should give hope to Aberdeen. There is no reason why Aberdeen cannot win the league ahead of the Old Firm.
“Leicester were written off throughout the season and many will have done the same with Aberdeen against the Old Firm.
“But it is always good to prove people wrong.
“People have short memories and forget how far Aberdeen have come under Derek McInnes.
“With McInnes they have a great manager who I am sure will be able to build upon what he has achieved in the last few seasons.
“Hopefully, Aberdeen can attract the right players to the club to continue to progress.
“The Old Firm will be strong but there is no reason why Aberdeen cannot follow in Leicester’s footsteps and win the title.”