Aberdeen and Ross County complete the weekend’s Premiership action as they go head-to-head in Dingwall tonight.
Hosts County go into the match bottom of the league but with just one defeat in their last four matches while the Dons have lost just one of their last eight.
Ross County team news
- Uros Celcer (hamstring) and Tim Dreesen (back) miss out again.
- Rocco Quinn (hip) remains sidelined as he recovers from hip surgery.
- Steven Saunders has recovered from an ankle injury but might not be ready to feature.
Aberdeen team news
- Peter Pawlett should be passed fit after suffering a knock in Wednesday’s League Cup quarter-final win over Hamilton
- Defender Clark Robertson (thigh) remains unavailable.
- There is an outside chance skipper Russell Anderson could return from his knee injury.
The Ross County view
Yoann Arquin says: “It was a tough game against Aberdeen last time we played them.
“However we are at home this time, so we need to be looking to win the game.
“We will win, draw or lose as a team.
“Aberdeen are a good Scottish Premiership team.
“We just need to play our own game and we will be able to say afterwards just how good Aberdeen are.
“I’m enjoying playing for the club right now. I just want to play, and I want to score as well. I would love to score to help us win against Aberdeen.”
The Aberdeen view
Peter Pawlett says: “Jim McIntyre has come in at Ross County and done a good job so far.
“When a new manager comes in it energises a club, people want to kick on and impress him.
“So, they are benefiting from that at the moment and it’s going to be a tough game up there for us.
“Our record at Dingwall hasn’t been the best in recent seasons and I don’t know why that is.
“It’s a small pitch and a hard place to go, but I can’t put my finger on why we’ve not had the results we’ve had.”
“Playing on a Monday night doesn’t bother us. We will prepare the same way we always do for a normal night game. It has been a while since our last Saturday game and we’ve not got one for a few weeks yet.
“As players it doesn’t affect us as much because we have our routine but it’s hard for the fans.
“They’ve had to go down to Hamilton and then across to Dingwall on Friday and Monday nights, so it’s bound to be hard for them.
“Everyone would prefer Saturday games at 3pm because that’s what the supporters’ live for.
“But that is what has been decided, it’s the way the fixtures have fallen and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Ross County provisional squad
Reguero, Frempah, Boyd, Barr, Balk, Carey, Kiss, Brittain, Maatsen, Cardle, Jervis, Boyce, Latouchent, Arquin, Gardyne, P Quinn, Irvine, Fenlon, Dunfield, Woods, Reckord, Brown.
Aberdeen provisional squad
Langfield, Logan, Reynolds, Considine, Taylor, Flood, Anderson, Robson, Rooney, Pawlett, Monakana, Smith, McGinn, Hayes, Low, Wright, Goodwillie, Brown, Jones, Jack, Rose, Felek, Shankland.