Aberdeen star Andy Considine reckons his side can split the Old Firm this season.

The Dons are just three points behind Celtic, abeit the Hoops have a game in hand. Though Neil Lennon's men are in a disastrous run of form with just two wins in their last 11 matches.

That's why Considine does not fear the challenge. Having been part of the Dons side in the past who finished second between 2014/15 and 2017/18, the defender knows exactly what it takes to compete at the top of the table.

Considine said: “I feel we can handle ourselves against the top two teams, so I feel second place is definitely up for grabs, absolutely.

“Can we get second place and the Champions League spot? Of course, why not? If we can win this weekend we would go level on points with Celtic before they play on Sunday.

“If we can have a good month, we can get ourselves as close to the top of the table as possible. When we are playing well and consistently enough as a team, with everyone fit, we are a match for anyone.

“When we had Celtic at home a couple of months ago (3-3 draw) we showed a good account of ourselves and should have won the game.

“We just need to go back to basics after a bad week and get the results we need.”