Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has played down Motherwell’s mind games ahead of tomorrow’s second-place decider.
Well manager Stuart McCall has said the pressure is all on the Dons ahead of tomorrow’s season finale, while defender Stephen McManus claimed Aberdeen “should be miles ahead” of the Fir Park side.
The Dons have to avoid defeat against the Steelmen to ensure they finish best of the rest behind champions Celtic and manager McInnes said he will be proud of his players whatever the result on Sunday.
He said: “There is no extra pressure on us. There is always a pressure and a demand to win the game and that is what we will be trying to do.
“Both teams can be really pleased with their efforts and consistency this season.
“Both teams can break 70 points with a win and that is a fantastic effort.
“We have already surpassed our best points tally for 20 years. The players have done extremely well, regardless of how Sunday goes I am pleased and proud of how we have done.
“Now we are here we want to win the game. We have had so many big games this season with a lot riding on them and I think it is fitting that we have a big game to finish it.
“I think both teams deserve that opportunity to try to finish second.” However the Dons may go into tomorrow’s tussle without industrious Irishman Willo Flood.
The 28-year-old midfielder is a doubt for the game after suffering a dead leg in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory at Dundee United, while Clark Robertson has joined Adam Rooney, Nicky Low, Andrew Considine and Joe Shaughnessy on the injury list after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday.
McInnes said: “Clark had an operation to clean out his knee on Thursday. That was something we had been considering but he will be back for pre-season.
“Willo has not been ruled out but he has a bit to do to get there. “Knowing Willo he will want to play and we will give him every chance to be involved.
“Hopefully he can play – it may well come a bit too quick but we will give every chance to be fit.”