THE Dons today admitted they are hoping to cash in on the fact Euro opponents Real Sociedad are a team in transition.
The Spaniards host Aberdeen tomorrow in the first leg of their Europa League third-round qualifier.
They will do so while still attempting to regroup after selling some of the star players who helped them qualify for Europe.
Dons assistant boss Tony Docherty, admitted that’s something they hope will aid their bid to shock the Spaniards.
“Any sort of advantage would be welcomed,” said Docherty.
“They are a team in transition and that can have an effect on performances.”
“We also have the advantage of having played four competitive European games already.
“Sociedad have been in Holland playing friendly games, but they are never as good as the real thing.
“We are well up and running now and have to look at that as a positive for us.”