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Aberdeen difficult to scout, says Siroki Brijeg boss

The Bosnian side take on the Dons at Pittodrie in the Europa League qualifier on Thursday.

Siroki Brijeg manager Goran Sablic says he has found it difficult to prepare his side for their Europa League clash with Aberdeen.

The Bosnian side travel to Pittodrie for the first leg of their second round qualifier on Thursday as they look to edge closer to the tournament's group stages.

The 37-year-old said analysing Aberdeen has been a struggle this summer due to their recent transfer activity.

He said: "It's a great challenge for our team but we know it is going to be difficult and it was very difficult to analyse the Aberdeen team since they lost a couple of their players from the first 11.

"It was difficult to prepare for the match and difficult to prepare the team because we don't know how their new players are going to react, we don't know how they play usually but in general we know the style.

"We know the style of the match, we know the style of the play of the Aberdeen team and we will try and adapt to the situation to get a positive result."

Sablic says his team, who play in a 7,000-capacity stadium back home, are looking forward to playing in front of the large Pittodrie crowd.

He doesn't believe Siroki Brijeg are favourites but is says they are ready for what the Dons have to offer.

"Regarding the previous match and this one, I believe in my team and I believe we have good shape and they are now almost in competitive form," he added.

"We were not favourites in the first round, we are not favourite in this round also but we trust in the team and we are very happy to play in this stadium."

The two sides will find out their potential opponents for the next round on Friday afternoon when the draw for the third round qualifiers takes place.

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