Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin issues ‘no fear’ rallying cry ahead of Premiership opener at Celtic

Aberdeen boss Jim Goodwin has issued a ‘no fear’ warning to Celtic as his rebuilt squad get ready to face the Premiership champions.

A new-look Dons side will face the champions in the league opener in Glasgow on Sunday.

In an extensive summer rebuild, nine players have been signed by Goodwin at a cost of almost £1.5 million in transfer fees.

The Hoops will unfurl the Premiership title flag at a sell-out Parkhead.

Goodwin insists his new signings will go into the game fearless and determined to wreck the title party.

Aberdeen gaffer has urged his reconstructed side to be ‘brave’ in the battle for victory.

He said: “The new signings have all settled in very, very well and they’ve got no fear of Celtic.

“We’ve got players who haven’t played at Parkhead before who have never experienced that atmosphere.

“And these boys are really excited about it.

“This is the reason they came to Scotland, to play at venues like Parkhead in big games like this against international quality players.

“It’s going to be a great test for the young group of players we’ve got here, but one that they’re certainly not going to shy away from.

“It doesn’t bother me whether we play Celtic in the first game or the 10th game.

“It doesn’t bother me whether we play Celtic in the first game or the 10th game.

New signings Callum Roberts, 25, and Hayden Coulson, 24, are both in contention to make their Aberdeen debuts at Parkhead.

New signings Callum Roberts, 25, and Hayden Coulson, 24, are both in contention to make their Aberdeen debuts at Parkhead.