Former star believes Aberdeen pose big threat for second place

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Former Dons star Darren Young believes Aberdeen are more than a match for Rangers in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

While Celtic appear clear favourites to win the league, there could be a battle on to see who finishes second.

Aberdeen have been the team to go closest to the Hoops over recent seasons, but Rangers’ promotion to the top-flight put that under threat.

However, Mark Warburton’s men haven’t yet managed to put together the form of top of the table challengers while Aberdeen have turned a corner over the last month.

And Young insists that the Ibrox side will have a real challenge from his former team.

Young exclusively told Ladbrokes News: “Aberdeen, Hearts and Rangers will still be there challenging.

“Celtic will win the league easily as far as I’m concerned. I don’t see them losing it.

“Rangers have big spending power compared to Aberdeen, but Derek McInnes has done a great job since he came in. He’s won a Cup final, taken them into Europe a few times and his record stands for itself.

“I don’t see Rangers running away with second place because of that.”

Aberdeen are 17/4 to beat Celtic at Pittodrie in this Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.