Ahead of their Scottish Premiership clash away to Rangers tomorrow afternoon, Stevie May has urged Aberdeen to keep their heads.
Just last week the Aberdonians had two players, manager Derek McInnes and assistant Tony Docherty sent off against Celtic.
Now they take on Rangers for the seventh time this season, with all of the previous games
having had their fair share of lost tempers.
Alfredo Morelos, suspended for Sunday’s game, has seen red in three of those clashes (though one was rescinded). Sam Cosgrove and Scott McKenna have also been sent off in ties between the two clubs this campaign.
Stevie May, part of the Dons team that beat Rangers 2-0 at Ibrox in the Scottish Cup, says players need to keep a lid on their tempers.
“It’s clear to see there’s emotions that run high especially in these games,” explained May. “The Kilmarnock game was like that. You have to stay disciplined and not get involved more than you need to.
“Don’t let your emotions get the better of you; we’ve done that well to an extent but there are times when the boys will be disappointed with how they’ve reacted.
“It’s important to keep 11 men on the park and a few of our fixtures have shown that, even in the last month.”
May added, “Hopefully if selected, I can do a job. They’re playing well and it’s one we’ll need to work hard for.
“Every game is like that in the top six but there’ll be points dropped around us. We’re going there giving everything to get more points on the board.
“It was a really good performance (in the cup). We’ve got a few injuries and people can take their opportunity.
“You can’t drop runners or switch off for any second. We’ve had a lot of big performances, which is credit to the boys in the changing room.
“There’s no reason why we can’t do something similar on Sunday. You have to take enjoyment out of doing that side of the game.
“You give yourself a pat on the back if there’s a misplaced pass, they shoot from range and miss and get the fans on their back.”