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.
The Dons players have been undergoing an intense pre-season training camp in Dublin this week as they gear up to take to the field at Richmond Park tomorrow afternoon.
McInnes, however, is not overly concerned by the final result against St Pats.
He said: “No player will play 90 minutes and the results in pre-season are not the most important thing.
“You hear me and other managers say the results are the most important thing but pre-season is different, although we still want to win the game.
“Pre-season is always quite intense with concentration and developing fitness, not only for the start of the season but to also maintain it for the rest of the season.
“We have not long finished and the fitness levels wouldn’t have been down too much anyway which the test results have proven.
“It is just about developing that match sharpness and adding intensity to their game which we will hopefully get in some of the games we will play in before the European ties.
“And how we train is going to shape that side of it.”