Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes fires warning to Celtic

Aberdeen are hunting down Celtic in the race for the title.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes says people would be foolish to write off his side’s title chances as he remains confident of hunting down league leaders Celtic, the Evening Express report.

The Dons currently sit four points behind Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic heading in to this weekend’s fixtures and the Hoops current lack of goals gives McInnes’ men hope.

While acknowledging that Celtic are favourites and have been since day one, the Aberdeen boss has made it clear he has confidence in his players to keep performing and suggesst the title race is far from over.

"It has always been Celtic's title to lose. It was that way from the very first day of the season, but we are still in the fight," McInnes explained to the Evening Express.

"It would be silly to say that, with only seven games to go, we don’t have a chance It’s still Celtic’s title to throw away, but that can still happen.

"I’m confident we can win enough games to make that happen. I know my players are also confident in their ability to gather the points required to keep the pressure on Celtic. There is still plenty of football to be played."

Celtic currently hold a four-point gap over Aberdeen yet their lack of goals in recent weeks offers the chasing pack fresh hope with only a handful of fixtures remaining.

Aberdeen host lowly Hamilton Academical on Sunday in a game they simply must win, while Celtic face third-placed Hearts at Celtic Park in a game which should prove a tricky test for Ronny Deila’s side.

Regardless of whether the Aberdeen manage to pip Celtic to the title or not, it has been a successful campaign at the Pittodrie Stadium and one they will look to build on.

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