Panto star back­ing Dons for cup glory

3 DAYS TO GO! SCOT­TISH LEAGUE CUP FI­NAL ABERDEEN V CELTIC

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY CRAIG PA­TON

STARS of a city panto have shown their sup­port for the Dons ahead of a crunch cup fi­nal. Snow White cast mem­bers Jor­dan Young, Lee Mead and Alan Mchugh donned masks given out by the Evening Ex­press ahead of the League Cup Fi­nal with Celtic on Sun­day at Ham­p­den. Jor­dan Young, a diehard Rangers fan, says he is “100% be­hind Aberdeen”. He said: “I’m def­i­nitely back­ing Aberdeen. I couldn’t root for them more, for many, many rea­sons, but mainly be­cause this is where I do panto and I ab­so­lutely love this city. “I’ve got a great fond­ness for Aberdeen and I re­ally hope that the Dons can do it. “If they man­age to get a win, the panto per­for­mance that night will be ab­so­lutely rock­ing, peo­ple will be in a great mood. “You can see it in ev­ery town that wins a cup like this, out­side of Glas­gow. It re­ally lifts the town or city – it gives ev­ery­one a great boost.” Jor­dan, who is set to play Mud­dles in the fam­ily favourite, hopes the Dons can break the monopoly their op­po­nents have on Scot­tish foot­ball. He said: “Ev­ery­one is sick of Celtic win­ning ev­ery­thing aren’t they? “Even if you’re a Greenock Mor­ton fan, a Mother­well fan or any other fan, you al­ways like to see an­other team win. “I think Aberdeen have done re­ally well and Derek Mcinnes has done a fan­tas­tic job. “In the last fi­nal, Aberdeen did re­ally well and Celtic man­aged to win with the last kick of the ball, it was heart­break­ing for them.” The trio, in­clud­ing HMT panto stal­wart Alan Mchugh, will have to watch the game in be­tween per­for­mances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves this Sun­day at His Majesty’s Theatre. Lee, who will be Prince Charm­ing in this year’s pro­duc­tion, said: “I can see a lot of peo­ple dash­ing for the dress­ing rooms as soon as the show is over to make sure they get to see the game. “It’ll be a nice vibe in the city if they win.” Jor­dan pre­dicted his mood would be boosted in the Sun­day’s evening per­for­mance should the Dons win. He said: “It will be ab­so­lutely bril­liant. I don’t know if it’ll be a sober show though.” The show is due to open on Satur­day at 7pm. Tick­ets are avail­able from ab­erdeen­per­formin­garts.com.

Panto stars, from left, Alan Mchugh, Lee Mead and Jor­dan Young with their masks to back the Dons

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