Aberdeen were hard at work on Tuesday for their upcoming double-header with Rangers – and manager Derek McInnes was right in the thick of it.

The Dons got down to business at Aberdeen Sports Village before their trip down to Ibrox on Wednesday.

Rangers will then make the return journey on Sunday to conclude a pivotal Premiership period.

There was certainly no hands off approach from the Pittodrie boss in the build-up as he found himself in no man’s land during a possession drill.

McInnes was pictured chasing down Gary Mackay-Steven and others with assistants Tony Docherty and Barry Robson looking on.

McInnes chases down Gary Mackay-Steven

‘Gies a chance lads’

Following Sunday’s 3-1 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, the clash with managerless Rangers is set to be the Dons second game in four days.

But, despite sharpening up at training, there’s no danger of McInnes drafting himself into the squad as he insisted there’s no fitter side in the league than Aberdeen .

“Rangers had an extra couple of days to prepare for this one, but it doesn’t matter too much for us,” he said. “Our players are fit as. There is no fitter team in the league.

All smiles at the Aberdeen Sports Village

“We’re strong, we have good fitness levels as a squad and have everyone fit and available at the minute so we have a luxury to change things about and I always feel the strength of our squad helps us with this kind of schedule.”

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