Aberdeen manager Barry Robson has told fans their continued support will be much-needed on Sunday as his side prepare for their seventh game on the road in eight matches.
The Dons quickly sold out their 1,500 allocation for Thursday’s Europa Conference League game against HJK and fans braved snow and -5C temperatures to cheer their team to a 2-2 comeback draw in Helsinki.
Aberdeen have won two, drawn two and lost two games on their travels in amongst a home draw against Rangers as their schedule has taken them to Hampden, Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Thessaloniki and Celtic Park as well as the Finnish capital, and now a trip to Edinburgh to take on Hibernian.
Robson, who made eight changes to his starting line-up in Finland, said on the Aberdeen website: “The games on Sunday after Europe have been difficult for us, but we’re looking forward to Hibs on Sunday, which will be our seventh game out of eight away from home.
“I’ve been in the game 30, 40 years and I’ve never seen that before. It’s as hard a schedule as anybody in Europe will have, but that’s created a bond in the squad, we’ve stayed in the fight, and that will help us going forward.
“I have never seen that in my whole career and the fans have helped us with that, and we need them again on Sunday.
“A lot of other teams would never have coped with that the way it is but they are going to be there again for us on Sunday and we are going to need them.”
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