A lucky Peterhead schoolboy has been selected to lead the Dons out at Hampden.
Brodie James Gordon will be the mascot when Aberdeen play Rangers in the Betfred Cup semi-final on Sunday October 28.
The Buchanhaven pupil got the news last Wednesday from mum Lynne Anderson as he arrived home from school.
An Aberdeen FC Community Trust programme delivers training at Brodie’s school on Thursdays.
Brodie said: “It was really exciting and when I went back to training (coach) Dean (McBain) was talking about it.
“He told all the Buchanhaven Ballers (Brodie’s team).”
The 11-year-old was kitted out at Pittodrie on Tuesday, getting a tour of the Reds’ stadium with his family, meeting some of the players he will walk out with at the national stadium and, of course, receiving his printed strip for the big day.
Brodie’s favourite Aberdeen player is Gary Mackay-Steven as they are both wingers – although the youngster admitted he finds it difficult to remember the Scotland international’s double-barrelled surname.
The Reds are still encouraging fans to act quickly to snap up their 20,000-plus ticket allocation for the semi.
When asked about the prospect of walking out to a full Hampden, Brodie said: “I’m really nervous.
“But I think the score will be 3-2 or 2-1 to Aberdeen.”
On why Brodie was chosen, Dean said: “We’ve been at the school delivering football and educational programmes for almost a year now.
“Brodie’s been there since day one, bar two or three weeks.
“He’s always been a positive role model, especially for the younger classmates.”