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CONFIRMED: HAYES, LUSTIG FACE DONS

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JONNY HAYES is one of two changes by Neil Lennon for this afternoon’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden.

The Irish winger and Mikael Lustig return to the line-up after missing out on starting positions in last weekend’s goalless Premiership draw with Livingston at Parkhead.

Hayes will be facing his former Dons team-mates as caretaker boss Lennon looks to utilise his running power on the flank.

Filip Benkovic, who started against Livi, is also a stand-by alongside Tom Rogic, so often the scourge of the Pittodrie outfit in recent seasons.

The Parkhead men go into the confrontation in the knowledge they have a 100 per cent record against Derek McInnes’ side in their last three meetings at the national stadium.

Victory will ensure a grand finale to the season with a silverware showdown with Hearts on May 25 where the Hoops would have the opportunity of a historic treble treble.

TEAM: Bain; Lustig, Simunovic, Ajer, Tierney; Brown, McGregor; Forrest, Christie, Hayes; Edouard. Subs: De Vries, Toljan, Benkovic, Rogic, Ntcham, Weah, Sinclair.

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