Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes insists his players can handle the heat of Tbilisi as they turn their attention to Chikhura Sachkhere of Georgia in the Europa League.
The Dons were originally drawn at home in the first leg but will fly out to Georgia to face Sachkhere at the national stadium in the capital after the tie was reversed as Georgian teams must play their home European games at the 54,000 capacity Boris Paichadze Dinamo Arena.
There was no rest for the Dons players as they trained in Aberdeen yesterday following their 4-2 aggregate win against RoPS Rovaniemi on Thursday but for McInnes a weekend of gleaning as much information about the second qualifying round opponents, who beat Fola Esch of Luxembourg 4-2 in their first round tie, is in order.
He said: “We’re well down the road. I’m reluctant to look too far ahead but we have watched both of their games against Fola Esch. We had more information on the Georgians than Fola Esch due to the availability of their games.
“It will be a difficult game, not just logistically, and clearly we will have temperatures to deal with but it’s a great game to look forward to and we’re delighted to be through.
“Our scout has been out for both games. We didn’t have too much footage of Fola but we had plenty of the Georgians and we’ll get going on that now.
“I deliberately didn’t go into it before the Rovaniemi game but we’ll do that in the next two to three days.
“Logistically we’ve already looked at it. We’ve weighed up going out on Tuesday but we’re trying to find a way to go out early Wednesday.
“We’ll train at Pittodrie on Tuesday and maybe Wednesday before going out and having a look at the stadium instead of training.”
*Aberdeen’s opening Scottish Premiership fixture against Hearts at Pittodrie has been moved to Sunday, August 4 (3pm kick-off) due to Aberdeen’s Europa League tie against Chikhura on Thursday, August 1.