Aberdeen need to maintain their “composure” if they are to be successful in this seasons Scottish Cup, says assistant boss Tony Docherty.
The Dons beat Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox in Tuesdays quarter-final replay three days after drawing 0-0 with Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
“Were only halfway there, weve got a big game coming up now,” Docherty told BBC Radio Scotlands Sportsound.
“We need to keep that type of mentality, that resilience, that strength of character going down there to try and win at these places because thats the only way youre successful.
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“Were confident in possession and were confident out of possession and I think you need to have that because you know going to Celtic Park and Ibrox theyre going to get a lot of the ball so you need to keep your composure.
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“You need to have a structure about the way you play, a game plan and be clinical when you get opportunities as well. I feel weve got that and we certainly displayed that in that last two performances.”
Defender Scott McKenna has helped Aberdeen keep their two clean sheets in Glasgow this month and has been named in Alex McLeishs Scotland squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and San Marino.
“He loves defending. Hes a difficult opponent because he just wants to keep that ball out his net and keep it out his six-yard box. His attitude every day to training is fantastic and boys like that get their rewards.
“I thought we had a very, very strong performance on Saturday against Celtic, particularly in the second half when we carried a real goal threat as well as being good defensively.”
Police are investigating claims of sectarian chanting towards Rangers manager Steven Gerrard during his teams 2-0 defeat by Aberdeen on Tuesday.
The alleged abuse occurred during the Scottish Cup quarter-final replay at Ibrox as Rangers crashed out of the competition.
When asked about the alleged incident, a Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police are aware of this matter and inquiries are ongoing.”
Director of sports journalism at St Marys University Dr Daragh Minogue defines sectarianism and explains its impact on football in Scotland.
Last week, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned clubs that sectarian behaviour from fans could force the Scottish Government to intervene.
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Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke and club captain Kris Boyd were allegedly targeted with sectarian abuse in separate incidents in February.
Earlier this season, Neil Lennon threatened to leave his role as Hibernian head coach because of continual sectarian abuse before moving to Celtic while Hearts boss Craig Levein labelled it a “society problem” in Scotland.