Brendan Rodgers will crack the whip to ensure Celtic follow up their historic double treble with further domestic domination.
Aberdeen’s utility man Dominic Ball is focused on playing as much as he can to help the Dons’ charge for second place.
Scott McKenna says claiming second spot won’t make up for Dons cup exit but strong finish can ease pain
Scott McKenna says Aberdeen’s Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Motherwell “will never be put right”.
We need to put cup pain behind us and pick ourselves up for the last five games, says Dons keeper Joe Lewis
Joe Lewis believes Aberdeen’s final five games this season will be a test of the mental strength within the Dons squad.
“A club like Aberdeen should be able to cope without key players. “It (the semi) smacked me between the eyes that the strength of the squad was not good enough."
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was left frustrated that referee Kevin Clancy and his fellow officials failed to spot a hand-ball in the build-up to Motherwell’s opening goal.
Analysis: As Motherwell hoisted balls up, the Dons’ dream crashed down and they took route one out of cup
There will be no cup glory for Aberdeen this season – only the bid to finish second, which no one will remember in years to come.
On-loan midfielder Greg Stewart today admitted Aberdeen let their supporters, their club, the city and their manager down by flopping at Hampden.
Willie Miller: Derek McInnes doesn’t know Dons best 11 … no positives to take from cup exit. Yes, there’s work to do
Aberdeen must get their recruitment of new players right in the summer to ensure they go into the new season with renewed enthusiasm.
Celtic’s dream of clinching an unprecedented double treble remains very much alive after they swept Rangers aside with a crushing 4-0 win in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final.
Celtic hammered hapless 10-man Rangers 4-0 at Hampden Park to book a William Hill Scottish Cup final date with Motherwell next month.
The Dons bowed out of the Scottish Cup in dismal fashion as they were beaten by Motherwell at Hampden in the semi final.
Aberdeen v Motherwell: My Dons can handle heat says boss McInnes before Steelmen Scottish Cup challenge
Dons boss Derek McInnes has backed his players to handle the big-game pressure of today’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
Aberdeen v Motherwell: These are the sort of games I was talking about when I signed my extensions claims McKenna
When Scott McKenna committed his long-term future to Aberdeen it was to play in games like today’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
Winger Niall McGinn is still haunted by the disappointment of losing last season’s Scottish Cup final – and is gunning for retribution by lifting the trophy this time.
Aberdeen defender Kari Arnason hopes to get rid of some painful memories in tomorrow’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Motherwell.
Dons boss McInnes: This is the first opportunity for this new squad to get to a final. I’m confident we’ll try to grab it
Dons boss Derek McInnes believes reaching the Scottish Cup final would be a great achievement for his new side.
Aberdeen fans have been warned by police not to bring smoke bombs to a crunch football match tomorrow.
Dons ace Gary Mackay-Steven reckons he is still to show his top form this season.
For a statement of intent in a Scottish Cup semi-final, it rarely gets more dramatic than a goal after just 12 seconds.
Dons boss Derek McInnes urged his players to embrace the occasion when they face Motherwell in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Aberdeen's suspended right-back Shay Logan is “100%” confident whoever replaces him in the Reds defence will help the team to the Scottish Cup final.
Aberdeen midfielder Ryan Christie has no doubts what a win in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden could do for the Dons’ state of mind.
Willie Miller on Dons semi team selection struggles and his sympathy for SPFL over Premiership split
Derek must put thinking cap on ahead of semi Derek McInnes has a team selection dilemma ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Willie Miller: Tynecastle horrors need to be put in past – Scottish Cup is what matters for Aberdeen
Aberdeen had no creative spark in Saturday’s game at Tynecastle.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes hopes his Reds can “right a few wrongs” in their Scottish Cup semi-final against Motherwell after their Tynecastle horror show.
A first-half Hearts onslaught saw Aberdeen lose 2-0 – and hand second place back to Rangers going into the Premiership split.
Dons boss Derek McInnes has challenged his players to head for Hampden on a high by beating Hearts today.
Aberdeen legend Billy Stark has backed Kenny McLean to be a hit with Norwich City – and hasn’t ruled out a move to the English Premier League in years to come.
Dons boss Derek McInnes doesn’t believe much can be read into their win over Motherwell ahead of the Scottish Cup semi-final with the same opponents.