Dundee vs Aberdeen : Wembley wizard Ryan Hedges is desperate to make it a dream double – by helping Aberdeen to Betfred Cup glory.
And the Welsh wideboy has urged his team-mates to keep on course for Hampden by taking out their Euro frustrations on Dundee today.
NAME: Dundee FC – Aberdeen
DATE: August 18, 2019
TIME: 14:00 UTC
VENUE: Dens Park, Dundee , Scotland
The Dons are reeling after crashing out of the Europa League qualifiers on Thursday following their 2-0 home defeat by Croatian side Rijeka.
But every cloud has a silver lining and as one dream died, Hedges claimed the Euro exit could help turn another one into reality.
Championship side Dundee meets Scottish Premiership opposition for the first time this season as they welcome Aberdeen to Dens Park in the Scottish League Cup second round on Sunday.
Dundee, who were involved in the Group Stages of the competition, came through comfortably to the second round as they topped Group D despite competition from fellow Championship rivals Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The Dee also go into the game growing in confidence after a 1-0 home win against Ayr United in league business last weekend.
The visitors, Aberdeen, are suffering in confidence at the moment. The Dons have suffered three straight league defeats in all competitions with a 1-0 defeat domestically against St Mirren in the league, taking place in the middle of two Europa League qualifying defeats to Rijeka of Croatia, home and away.
Dundee will still be without centre back Andrew Davies, but striker Craig Curran is back in contention, despite handing requesting to leave the club for personal reasons.
Aberdeen will be without midfielder Lewis Ferguson, who is suspended.
The Wales international was part of current Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom’s Barnsley side who were defeated 1-0 by Spurs in the English League Cup.
For Hedges it was a night he’ll never forget.
But that’s all in the past and now the Aberdeen star is looking to the future and getting the next big goal ticked off.
That means helping Derek McInnes’ men reach, and then win, the Betfred Cup Final and getting his hands on some silverware, as well as making it a national stadium double by featuring at Hampden.