Rooney fires warning at Celtic

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Aberdeen ace Adam Rooney has fired a warning at Celtic ahead of the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on Saturday.

The 29-year-old forward believes his side’s last performance against the Hoops proves they can cause them problems.

The side’s last meeting came earlier this month at Pittodrie and Celtic ran out 3-1 winners after a devastating opening 10 minutes.

The Hoops rushed 3-0 lead through goals from Leigh Griffiths, Dedryck Boyata and Stuart Armstrong, before Jonny Hayes pulled one back for the Dons, but ultimately it was too little too late.

Speaking to the Daily Record ahead of the Cup final showdown, Rooney said: “Our last performance shows we can get at Celtic. It also shows we can cause them a lot of problems because we put a lot of balls into their box.

“We also put a lot of pressure on them but they showed in the last game what they are capable of and we have to make sure we are protected against that threat again.

“It gives us a little reminder we can cause them problems and gives us the belief we are going to the Cup final to win it.”

The Irishman has been in fine form for the Dons this season and has bagged himself 20 goals in 52 league and cup appearances, as well as supplying nine assists.

Aberdeen eventually finish second in the Scottish Premiership behind the Bhoys, after a successful season which saw them win 24 of their 38 league games.

If the Dons can claim victory on Saturday they will deny Brendan Rodgers’ side a historic treble, as they have already wrapped up the league and the Scottish League Cup title this season.

An Aberdeen win would also see them lift the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1990.

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