Dons boss Derek McInnes today insisted they are ready for their latest Hampden challenge.
Aberdeen face Morton at the national stadium on Saturday in the Betfred Scottish League Cup semi-finals.
They are favourites to advance to their second final under McInnes after beating Ross County 4-0 at Pittodrie in the Scottish Premiership to record their fifth win in a row.
But Morton proved they are also in top form by thrashing Championship leaders Queen of the South 5-0 away in their last match before the two clubs meet in Glasgow.
McInnes claimed he is actually delighted Morton, one of his former clubs, also grabbed an impressive win ahead of the semi.
He said: “It’s maybe a warning to people outwith the football club that we are in for a tough time at Hampden.
“There was never any danger of us treating Morton lightly in any way.
“The supporters will expect us to win and we are seen as favourites, we get that.
“But Morton have got to the semi-finals too because they are a very good team.
“They underlined that with their victory at the weekend, it’s an impressive result.
“In a way I’m glad they did that ahead of playing us in the cup.
“We will analyse that match and it’s always good to be able to see your next opponents at their very best.
“There will be plenty of things we can make the players aware of in the hope that it will help them be ready to do their best to win the match.
“It’s no bigger an occasion for Morton than it is for ourselves.
“Although it’s our third semi-final, in three and a bit years, it is still a big deal for us.
“I want us to play well and bring a performance to the game – but in the end it’s all about doing what’s needed to get through to the final.”
McInnes applauded his players for maintaining their winning streak ahead of the tie.
He singled out striker Jayden Stockley, who came off the bench to score Aberdeen’s fourth goal against County, for special praise.
McInnes said: “For the last month or so his training has been top notch, he’s been really knocking on the door.
“When some of the players were given time off during the international break, Jayden was in training with the Under-20 side.
“I’m delighted he got his reward by coming off the bench and making an impact. He scored a good goal and did a lot of other good things.”
McInnes was expecting to find out today if the thigh injury, that forced Ash Taylor to go off early against County, will rule him out of the trip to Hampden.
But Dons skipper Ryan Jack was set to give them a huge boost by returning to full training today after a lengthy spell out because he needed knee surgery.