Ash Taylor backs Aberdeen confidence for Celtic game

By Connor Gordon

December 17, 2019

Aberdeen defender Ash Taylor believes his team can take the game to Celtic this weekend.

The pair clash at Parkhead following the Hoops’ win a couple of months ago at Pittodrie. An injury hit Dons side were demolished by Neil Lennon’s Celts who were high on confidence.

Now, with almost everyone back, Taylor thinks it will be an even playing field this time round.

Ash Taylor on Aberdeen confidence against Celtic

There are 11 points separating the highland side and the Hoops but that doesn’t matter to Taylor. The 29-year-old is taking ‘confidence’ from the Dons’ last two promising games.

Ash Taylor is backing Aberdeen to take on Celtic on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Aberdeen clawed back a 0-2 deficit against Rangers and then kept a clean sheet against Hamilton Accies.

He told the Daily Record: “That result has definitely helped to install that belief in the players.

“We can go to Celtic with a bit of confidence from the win against Hamilton and the clean sheet. We just need to make sure we set up right and put in a good performance.”

Derek McInnes’ side have had a topsy-turvy time of it due to injuries.

Derek McInnes will be looking to build on two good results for Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, the Celts themselves are bringing more players back into the fold themselves.

Saturday’s rare three o’clock tie is definitely the league’s blockbuster match of the weekend.

Dons star backing new investment to close gap

Taylor believes there is a financial gulf between his side and the Glasgow two. Nevertheless, Taylor is hoping that investment into the team will boost the Reds’ fortunes.

He said: “There is a bigger money gap at the top of the table now, definitely.

Aberdeen will be moving from their Pittodrie home. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“That is something we need to try and bridge the gap in other ways. We can do that with the building of the training ground.”

Plans are also in place for a move away from Pittodrie in the not so distant future.

Celtic fans who have made the long journey will have many memories of the current ground. But, they’ll want to continue their long winning run in the granite city to build even more memories to look back on.