Aberdeen goalkeeper Jamie Langfield has backed his team-mates to beat HNK Rijeka and secure a place in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
The Dons hold a 3-0 lead from the first leg and are favourites to progress to the next stage where they will likely face a trip to Kazakhstan and a meeting with Kairat Almaty.
Dons manager Derek McInnes is wary of looking beyond the Croats but Langfield has backed his team to go through.
He said: “The performance was probably the most complete following of a plan as the players did exactly what the manager asked. We wobbled a bit in the first 10 minutes but after that Rijeka ran out of ideas against us.
“But we know it is only half-time and they will come here having had a kick up the backside looking to have a go at us. If we stick to the plan it can work again on Thursday and we can go through to the next round.”
On-loan Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward produced an assured display against Rijeka in the first leg and Langfield is already a huge admirer of his new rival at Pittodrie.
He said: “For a 22-year-old he was so composed in Croatia and for me he was the top man on the night. He didn’t have loads of saves to make but I was impressed by his allround game and you can see why the manager has brought him here as he is that good.
“It makes it harder for me to get into the team but I’ll keep fighting and I wish Danny well. We’ve got Scott here, too, and myself so we’re OK for goalkeepers here.”