ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes has admitted he has been looking forward to welcoming Hibernian back into the Scottish Premiership.

The Dons travel to Edinburgh this weekend for a first league tie at Easter Road since April 2014, when Hibs were relegated to the Championship.

However manager Neil Lennon has led a revival and secured promotion last season before a promising start to the current campaign, and McInnes is happy to see them back.

He told RedTV: “I think it’s something we were all looking forward to.

“The supporters see that as one of the better venues to go to and the fact we have sold so many tickets suggests that.

“Having watched their game against Celtic, they will go into it confident and I think Neil has got them fired up.

“They have aspirations to do well this season, so it has the makings of a top class game.”