Former Morton star John Gahagan believes youth could work in his old club’s favour when they face the Dons at Hampden.
Gahagan, who was a winger with the Greenock club and is now a popular after-dinner speaker, accepts they face a tough task because many of their squad lack experience.
But Gahagan feels that could also mean they show less fear when they take on the Dons in the League Cup semi-finals.
“If Aberdeen play to their capabilities then Morton have no chance,” said Gahagan.
“Aberdeen have great pace, a bit of dig, great artistry. The only thing that could lead to their downfall is thinking the job is done.
“Morton’s side is also a lot younger than Aberdeen’s.
“But I remember when Morton played Celtic in the quarter-final of the cup in the 1990s.
“I was injured and we had a really young team but they went to Celtic Park and didn’t have the slightest bit of fear.
“They couldn’t get enough of it and couldn’t wait to get out there.
“That could work in Morton’s favour again in the semi.
“It will also help that they have Jim Duffy as manager.
“He has a great track record of getting the very best out of young players and will have them fired up to do well.”