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Aberdeen boss Brown to be careful with selection ahead of Scottish Cup semi

Aberdeen hosts Dundee United tomorrow and manager Craig Brown insists he will be very prudent with his team selection knowing that he has a Scottish Cup semi-final looming.

The Dons, currently sitting 9th on the league table, meet Hibernian at Hampden on April 14 for a chance to play either Celtic or Hearts in the cup final prompting Brown to really ponder his selection process for the visit of the fourth-placed Tangerines .

"The most important thing is having our best players fit for Hampden," Brown said.

"A win would be a bonus against Dundee United even though you want both. It would be foolish to risk a player to get the win here if it meant we lost him for the Cup game.

"I'm not saying we won't go all out to win this game - of course we will. We could do with the morale boost before Hampden.

"But previous results will have no bearing on the Hibs (semi-final) tie. Rangers went into the Old Firm game on the back of three defeats and no one gave them a chance. Every game is different."

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