veteran defender Considine left an indelible mark on his country’s celebrations of winning a spot in the Euro 2020 finals when he suggested the wild dressing. Room rendering of the 1970s disco classic Yes, Sir Can I Can Boogie after losing to Serbia on penalties in Belgrade.
Considine first took over the song by Spanish vocal duo Baccarat for their bachelorette party in 2015 when a video of him dancing to it in drag clothes became public domain.
Hedges, who joined Aberdeen last year, was vaguely familiar with the backstory but now believes Considine has made a lasting link to an anthem he hopes will be played at full volume at Ibrox.
« The stuff from Andy’s bachelorette party has been mentioned in the team’s group chat a couple of times since I arrived in Aberdeen – but not as much as it has been since the game in Serbia! » said Hedges.
“I think if we win at Ibrox on Sunday then Yes Sir, I Can Boogie will shoot through the locker room.
« All advertising is good advertising for Andy. Hopefully the song will make him a cult hero. He could be like Will Grigg from Northern Ireland with that song at the Euro in 2016, you never know.
« Andy has now played three games for Scotland and conceded two goals. It’s an incredible feat that six months ago he probably didn’t think would ever stand up for him. It’s fully deserved. ”
Welsh international Hedges is hoping to regain a spot on his country’s squad for next summer’s European Championship final and is convinced by Considine’s unlikely late break in the international scene.
« Hopefully I will have that chance in the next round in March for Wales, » added Hedges. « I think I was fine in the games I played for Wales.
« If I can keep playing and give my all for Aberdeen, continue to influence games, score goals and assists and the team can win, there is no reason why not. « . As long as I can look myself in the mirror and say I’ve done all I can, it’s not up to me if I’m not selected. ”
Aberdeen have won three and drew one of their last six visits to Ibrox. He must do another memorable feat to score the first inconvenience in Rangers’ extraordinary home record in the Premiership this season, in which Steven Gerrard’s men have won all seven clean sheets.
« This recent Glasgow record gives you a little confidence that if you get many things right in the game, despite the quality of your opponents, you can get results, » said manager Derek McInnes.
“You have to be fully focused. Players have to take real responsibility when playing against good teams. We know Rangers are a possession-based team and will no doubt have majority possession again on Sunday. But the approach is to win the game. ”
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