Duk drops to bench as Robson names Aberdeen side to face Eintracht

The teams have been confirmed for the Europa Conference League opener.

Team news: Duk drops to bench as Barry Robson names Aberdeen side to face Eintracht Frankfurt SNS Group

Barry Robson has named his Aberdeen side to face Eintracht Frankfurt, with forward Duk dropping to the bench.

The Dons boss has made two changes to his side for the Europa Conference League opener, withe James McGarry also moved to the bench and Dante Polvara and Jack McKenzie coming into the team.

Aberdeen are hoping for a positive start to their group stage campaign but face a tough task against Bundesliga opposition on their own patch.

Kelle Roos is in goal behind what looks like a three-man central defence of Richard Jensen, Slobodan Rubezic and Stefan Gartenmann.

Nicky Devlin and McKenzie are in the wide positions, with Graeme Shinnie, Leighton Clarkson and Polvara in the centre of the pitch.

Jamie McGrath starts in support of striker Bojan Miovski.

Speaking ahead of the match on Wednesday, Robson said: “We know they’re a really good team with some quality players, but we’ve got some good players as well.

“We want to impose ourselves on the game as much as we can, that’s our intention. We want to go out there and enjoy it, to relish the occasion and to make the most of it, to bring a positive performance.

“We need to be tactically good, because top teams will change the way they play in games and you have to adapt to that immediately. We’ve watched them closely, we know how they like to play, we’ve given the players the information they need about them, so we’re as prepared as we can be. We know we need to do all aspects of the game well but if we can do that, we give ourselves an opportunity.

“It’s important to be clinical, in both boxes. That’s what wins and loses games and of we had been a bit more clinical in some key moments, we’d be in a different position at the moment. It’s something we need to start putting right.”

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