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Robert Milsom comes on in place of Scott Vernon.
Shot on goal by Niall McGinn from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Leigh Griffiths.
Leigh Griffiths takes the inswinging corner, Gavin Rae manages to make a clearance.
Josh Magennis challenges Danny Handling unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Leigh Griffiths from right channel, blocked by Mark Reynolds.
Foul by Andrew Considine on Paul Hanlon, free kick awarded. Shefki Kuqi is brought on as a substitute for Paul Cairney. Free kick crossed by Leigh Griffiths, Mark Reynolds makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jorge Claros by Niall McGinn results in a free kick. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ryan Jack, clearance made by James McPake.
Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line.
The ball is crossed by Josh Magennis, Gavin Rae finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 2-1 Hibernian.Josh Magennis provided the assist for the goal.
Corner from right by-line taken by Niall McGinn.
Danny Handling is brought on as a substitute for David Wotherspoon.
Shot from just outside the box by Josh Magennis misses to the right of the goal.
Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Magennis. Paul Hanlon is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Niall McGinn.
Shot on goal by Paul Cairney from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Jack by Paul Cairney results in a free kick. The referee shows Paul Cairney a yellow card. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Niall McGinn, clearance made by Gary Deegan.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by David Wotherspoon.
Foul by Eoin Doyle on Ryan Jack, free kick awarded. Ryan Jack takes the direct free kick.
Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Niall McGinn, Close range header by Josh Magennis goes over the bar.
Niall McGinn takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
Josh Magennis comes on in place of Ryan Fraser.
Centre by Leigh Griffiths, save made by Jamie Langfield.
Leigh Griffiths is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Russell Anderson.
Foul by Ryan McGivern on Ryan Fraser, free kick awarded. Ryan Jack takes the free kick.
Eoin Doyle is ruled offside. Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
Leigh Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Anderson. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Tim Clancy takes the direct free kick.
Niall McGinn is ruled offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Stephen Hughes is caught offside. Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan McGivern on for Alan Maybury.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Maybury on Ryan Fraser. Ryan Jack crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Russell Anderson on Leigh Griffiths. Shot on goal comes in from Leigh Griffiths from the free kick, Jamie Langfield makes a comfortable save.
Short corner worked by Ryan Fraser.
Paul Cairney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Fraser. Stephen Hughes takes the direct free kick.
Paul Cairney fouled by Isaac Osbourne, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Ryan Fraser takes a outswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Cairney on Isaac Osbourne. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Jack from right channel, Eoin Doyle makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Fraser from the right by-line, clearance by Paul Hanlon.
Eoin Doyle grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-1 Hibernian.
The referee blows for offside against Niall McGinn. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Fraser, Unfair challenge on Ben Williams by Gavin Rae results in a free kick. Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Stephen Hughes takes a shot. Save made by Ben Williams.
Ryan Fraser takes the outswinging corner, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Russell Anderson.
Niall McGinn challenges Tim Clancy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leigh Griffiths crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Ryan Jack.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jorge Claros by Gavin Rae. Paul Hanlon takes the direct free kick.
Ryan Fraser delivers the ball.
Alan Maybury concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Fraser. Alan Maybury receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Niall McGinn crosses the ball in from the free kick, Paul Hanlon manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Leigh Griffiths. Save by Jamie Langfield.
The offside flag is raised against Eoin Doyle. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Niall McGinn finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Scott Vernon.
Scott Vernon takes a shot. Ben Williams makes a save.
Corner taken by Leigh Griffiths, Andrew Considine makes a clearance.
Brown keen to end home blues
Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has told his players it is time to end their long wait for a home win when Hibernian visit Pittodrie.
The Dons broke their home goalscoring duck last week when Gavin Rae headed the opener against Motherwell but they still needed two late goals to rescue an unlikely point.
The only other time Aberdeen have opened the scoring in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League this season was against St Johnstone in Perth and that resulted in their only three points of the season.
Brown said: "We have avoided defeat in the last eight matches but we have drawn five of them, which is disappointing.
"It sounds good being eight games unbeaten. But you get six points for winning two games and five points for five draws.
"It`s time to win games, particularly at home. The fans know that. The players know that.
"It won`t be for the want of trying if we don`t because there is a real determination about this group.
"You can see that in the recoveries we have had. I said to them we want to be in the ascendancy and then dig in to retain a lead rather than having to fight back.
"That red army is due a win at home. We have got to get that as early as possible and there is no better way to do it than to beat Hibs and close the gap on them and confirm the first five league games were no fluke."
Wingers Ryan Fraser and Jonny Hayes face late fitness tests ahead of the lunchtime kick-off.
"They have been a major part of the team so it will be disappointing if they don't make it," Brown said.
"But Niall McGinn can play wide. He played the full game in midweek and he needed that because his game depends on being sharp and quick."
Meanwhile, goalkeeper Ben Williams feels he is thriving on the challenge of turning around Hibernian's fortunes.
Hibs will go top of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League - for several hours at least - if they win at Aberdeen following a six-match unbeaten run in the competition.
The new-found resilience is in contrast to two-and-a-half years of struggles at Easter Road which culminated in the 5-1 William Hill Scottish Cup final defeat by rivals Hearts in May.
Williams arrived from Colchester as one of 10 summer signings by manager Pat Fenlon, although captain James McPake and top goalscorer Leigh Griffiths had been on loan last season.
And the 30-year-old believes Fenlon's overhaul is taking shape.
Williams said: "When I came here in the summer the manager explained to me exactly the position the club was in and explained exactly what was needed.
"Although it is still incredibly early days in terms of the season and it`s still a work in progress, it looks like that plan is coming into fruition.
"He has identified the players he wants both in and out of the club. I think he knows what it`s going to take to build a club back to where it belongs."
Striker Leigh Griffiths is set to return after missing the 2-2 draw against Inverness with an ankle injury but resumed full training on Thursday.
Former Carlisle midfielder Tom Taiwo is pushing for involvement in the squad after working on his fitness.
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