Aberdeen will face one of six teams when the draw for the first qualifying round of the Europa League is made later today.
He has had the shortest break of any Aberdeen player but attacker Niall McGinn insists he is ready for action as the Dons await their European fate.
The season started for Aberdeen in the tranquil surroundings of Richmond Park in Dublin, but it is Nyon in Switzerland which is uppermost in manager Derek McInnes' thoughts.
Silvestre Varela headed Portugal’s second goal in injury time to claim a 2-2 draw with the United States in their World Cup Group G match in Manaus.
Blackburn Rovers forward Jordan Slew has been linked with a return to Ross County this summer.
Willo Flood is one of the few players at Aberdeen who has European experience but it was so fleeting he struggled to remember it.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is expecting an answer next week on whether Kris Boyd wants to join the club.
Spanish goalkeeper Antonio Reguero is returning to the Highlands after joining Ross County on a one-year deal.
They exchanged banter with Joe Hart, came within yards of a triumphant Luis Suarez and set the internet ablaze when their Scotland tops were spotted on national TV.
Full-time at Richmond Park where its honours even between the Dons and St Pats. A good response from Aberdeen in the second half against their hard working opponents.
GOAL! St Pats 2-2 Aberdeen. Willo Flood tackled St Patrick’s defender Derek Foran on the edge of the box and Niall McGinn nips in to score the equaliser.
GOAL! St Pats 2-1 Aberdeen. Dons sub Cammy Smith has a low drive parried and Adam Rooney is on hand to convert the rebound.
Half-time and it remains 2-0 to St Patrick’s Athletic against Aberdeen. Dons had their chances but St Pats look sharper. The lack of match practice for the Dons is proving telling here.
GOAL! St Pats 2-0 Aberdeen. Once again poor marking on the edge of the box costs the Dons as St Pats attacker Chris Forrester has time to look up and fire the ball high past Langfield from 20 yards.
Aberdeen have responded well to the loss of the early goal with Joe Shaugnessy and Peter Pawlett both going close with efforts.
Dons defence caught napping as St Patrick’s take the lead in the second minute. Conan Byrne’s inswinging corner was met by the unmarked Mark Quigley who headed the ball past Jamie Langfield.
St Pats starting XI: Clarke, McCormack, Bermingham, Browne, Oman, Bolger, Chambers, Brennan, Byrne, Quigley, Forrester.
Dons starting XI: Langfield, Logan, Shaughnessy, Reynolds, Considine, Flood, Jack, Hayes, Pawlett, Wright, Rooney
Aberdeen are in Dublin for their first pre-season friendly of the new campaign against St Patrick’s Athletic. Youth team graduate Scott Wright comes in for his appearance for the first team.
Former Inter Milan youngster Ben Greenhalgh has been released by Caley Thistle.
Four football fans from Aberdeen have been enjoying World Cup fame following England's unsuccessful clash with Uruguay last night.
Former Aberdeen forward Calvin Zola has signed for English League 2 side Stevenage.
Holders Brora Rangers will travel to Thurso in the first round of the AJG Parcels North of Scotland Cup. In the tie of the round in the East section Nairn County and Forres Mechanics face each other.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is confident his side will be ready for their first pre-season fixture against Irish side St Patrick's this weekend.
Caley Thistle will complete their preparations for the new season with a pre-season friendly at English Championship club Birmingham City on Saturday, August 2.
Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett is considering offering freed Aberdeen forward Calvin Zola a return to the League 2 club.
Former Aberdeen forward Scott Vernon has joined Shrewsbury Town.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is aiming to sign a forward before their Europa League first leg on July 3. Calvin Zola was released by the Pittodrie side yesterday, while Scott Vernon and Josh Magennis both left the club at the end of last season.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is happy to have already completed the majority of his transfer activity.
Aberdeen forward Calvin Zola has left the club.
Ross County defender Ben Gordon has signed a new one-year deal with the club.
ARGENTINA 2 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 1 Lionel Messi scored a goal that is destined to go down in World Cup folklore as Argentina beat tournament newcomers Bosnia-Herzegovina 2-1.