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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Josh Magennis coming on for Niall McGinn.
Ben Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson.
Corner taken by Peter Pawlett from the right by-line.
(Aberdeen) makes a substitution, with Russell Anderson coming on for Jonny Hayes.
Alan Tate concedes a free kick for a foul on James Collins.
The ball is sent over by Niall McGinn.
Willo Flood slots the ball right footed into the goal. Aberdeen 1-0 Hibernian.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Liam Craig.
Jordon Forster produces a cross.
The ball is delivered by Jordon Forster.
Shot from the free kick by Calvin Zola went wide of the right-hand post.
Calvin Zola on for Scott Vernon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordon Forster on Jonny Hayes.
Alex Harris on for Paul Cairney.
Free kick taken by Ben Williams.
Jordon Forster fouled by Niall McGinn, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Alan Tate.
Jason Cummings is ruled offside.
Clearance made by Liam Craig.
Jason Cummings joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Heffernan.
Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick.
Jordon Forster is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett by Jordon Forster.
Willo Flood has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.
Paul Cairney concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonny Hayes.
Sam Stanton on for Scott Robertson.
The ball is crossed by Barry Robson.
Free kick taken by Liam Craig.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Alan Tate, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance made by Jordon Forster.
Free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Foul by Paul Cairney on Willo Flood, free kick awarded.
Scott Robertson takes a shot.
Paul Cairney takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Cairney by Willo Flood.
Corner taken by Barry Robson.
The referee shows Joe Shaughnessy a yellow card.
Foul by Joe Shaughnessy on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded.
Ryan McGivern delivers the ball.
The referee blows for offside.
The ball is swung over by James Collins.
The ball is sent over by Peter Pawlett.
Ben Williams takes the free kick.
Scott Vernon challenges Jordon Forster unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The referee starts the second half.
The half-time whistle blows.
The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.
Clearance made by Michael Nelson.
Paul Heffernan has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
Free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Peter Pawlett is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.
Centre by Jonny Hayes.
Niall McGinn takes a weak shot and went wide right of the target.
Joe Shaughnessy restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ryan McGivern on Barry Robson, free kick awarded.
Corner taken by Ryan Jack.
Peter Pawlett delivers the ball.
Clearance made by Alan Tate.
Paul Cairney delivers the ball.
Scott Robertson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Pawlett.
Niall McGinn takes a brilliant shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.
Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Robertson on Jonny Hayes.
Clearance by Jordon Forster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willo Flood by Scott Robertson.
Mark Reynolds challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Michael Nelson manages to make a clearance.
Joe Shaughnessy delivers the ball.
Corner taken by Niall McGinn.
Free kick taken by Michael Nelson.
Paul Heffernan fouled by Ryan Jack, the ref awards a free kick.
Clearance by Mark Reynolds.
The ball is swung over by Ryan McGivern.
Liam Craig has an effort direct from the free kick that misses right.
Unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Barry Robson results in a free kick.
Centre by Jordon Forster.
The ball is crossed by Peter Pawlett.
Liam Craig takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Jack on Lewis Stevenson.
Ryan Jack makes a clearance.
Mark Reynolds takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Collins by Ryan Jack.
James Collins sends in a cross.
Scott Robertson handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
The referee gets the match started.
McInnes: Butcher has changed Hibs
Derek McInnes believes his Aberdeen side will on Friday take on a Hibernian team already bearing new boss Terry Butcher's stamp.
The former England skipper Butcher replaced Pat Fenlon in mid-November and since then has rejuvenated a previously jittery Easter Road squad.
Their only defeat since the ex-Inverness boss arrived came at home to runaway Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic, while the January 2 win over city rivals Hearts has allowed the Leith faithful to show their faces in Edinburgh for the first time this season after Fenlon's team lost the first two derbies of the year to the crisis-hit Jambos.
McInnes' men now welcome Hibs to Pittodrie and the Dons manager paid tribute to Butcher's impact.
He told RedTV: "I think it's going to be a tough match. They are in a fantastic bit of form at the moment, the biggest compliment I can pay Terry Butcher and his team is that I am not surprised they have improved.
"He finds ways to win games and his players look as if they are well versed in what he demands. Hibs have always had good players but I think they have an identity now and it's not too dissimilar to how his Inverness team played."
Aberdeen will be without defender Michael Hector after he was recalled by his parent club Reading following a six-month stint in the Granite City.
McInnes, though, has already replaced him by borrowing Alan Tate from Swansea and the boss admits he could dip into the transfer market again.
He said: "I am really happy with the squad as it stands but in terms of looking at anything else it would be remiss of us not to keep our ear to the ground and keep abreast of any situation that may develop.
"I will always be interested in players who I think can help us achieve what I think we can achieve this season.
"I think the boys have really applied themselves well and there's a good spirit amongst the team but if there was someone who could help us I would certainly ask the question."
Meanwhile, Butcher claims the "natural shedding" of players will help to freshen up his Hibernian squad.
The Hibees boss, who took over at Easter Road in November, refused to confirm reports that Rowan Vine, Tom Taiwo, Tim Clancy and Kevin Thomson, who are all out of contract in the summer, have been told they are free to find other clubs during the January transfer window.
However, ahead of the Scottish Premiership clash against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Friday night, Butcher did acknowledge that conversations have taken place and that changes are planned.
"My phone was besieged after the initial report came out," said Butcher, when asked about the four aforementioned players.
"I certainly have had talks with players and with other managers, coaches and agents about bringing players in as well.
"Those conversations will remain private and I won't say anything until something does happen either way.
"But when you have a squad as big as we have with experienced players who aren't playing, then they are not going to be happy and sometimes you have to say, 'look, I can't offer you this or that, it is probably best if you move on'.
"It is very amicable, it is part of football life.
"There is a natural shedding of players when it comes to the January transfer window as well as the summer when the contracts are up.
"It is a natural progression where players move on but I don't have to get players out to get players in.
"I am looking to get new faces in, we certainly want to freshen things up but it is hard, you generally don't do much business until the last two week."
Alex Harris returns to the Hibs squad having recovered from a broken foot which has kept him out since last August.
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