Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is well aware of the threat posed by Burnley forward Chris Wood.
The Dons are busy doing their homework on the English Premier League side ahead of next month’s Europa League first leg tie at Pittodrie on July 26.
But McInnes already knows what New Zealand international Wood, who was the club’s top scorer with 11 goals last term, offers Sean Dyche’s side.
The Aberdeen manager said: “Chris Wood is a boy I know really well. I worked with him when I was at Bristol City.
“I had actually tried to bring him to St Johnstone when he was a young boy at West Brom but it didn’t happen.
“I then got him on loan from there at Bristol and he was a really good signing for us, he probably scored the goals that kept us up.
“He has done really well for Burnley. He’s scored goals since going there and is a dangerous player.
“Sean Dyche might sign one or two as the game gets closer but, overall, we know them pretty well as it stands.
“Obviously we will go into far more depth as the game approaches but we will also have plenty of opportunities to see them in the flesh.
“They have four friendlies already announced for before we play them.
“By the time the game arrives they will be very familiar to us.”
Some English teams have named under-strength sides in the early stages of the Europa League in recent seasons but McInnes expects the Turf Moor team to be at full strength when they travel to Pittodrie next month.
He added: “You see how important the Europa League is to a lot of clubs with Manchester United winning it and Arsenal desperate to win it last year.
“The majority of teams will see it as a chance to be successful in Europe.
“I can’t speak for Burnley but I’m sure they will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of being involved in European football and the prospect of going as far as they can.
“If they can beat teams like Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool as they have in recent seasons then they can beat any team in Europe.
“They will be a tough opponent for anybody.
“We have got the tough task of trying to beat them.”