The winger watched as teammate Andy Considine celebrated Scotland’s win over Serbia, the national team’s first qualification for a grand final for more than 22 years.
Hedges racked up the last of his three caps for Wales in 2017 and is on a mission to force his way back into international reckoning.
He was called up by his country a year ago during his successful campaign to achieve the euro.
Impressive performances for the Dons cannot go unnoticed by the Dragons’ coaching team, and a good performance against Rangers today would do no harm.
Hedges said: “I saw the game in Wales last week and then moved to the Serbia-Scotland end.
“It was amazing to see the team celebrations and then see some of the videos and celebrations on Twitter.
“Much of the squad plays in the Scottish Premier League, which shows the quality that we have here.
« Ryan Christie’s post-game interview showed how much it means – not just for the squad, but for everyone in Scotland.
“My team-mate Andy Considine has now played three games for Scotland and conceded two goals.
« It’s an incredible feat that six months ago he probably didn’t think would ever happen to him. « . But it’s fully deserved.
« Hopefully this chance will come for me with Wales in the next round of games in March.
He was the man who blew out Baccara’s song « Yes Sir, I Can Boogie » as the Scottish players partied in the locker room.
This tune was used in a video the defender filmed during his 2015 bachelorette party.
He only arrived in Pittodrie last year, but Hedges had heard of Considine’s antics when he dressed in drag.
He laughed: « It was mentioned a couple of times in the squad’s group chat, but not as much as it has been since the game in Serbia!
« I think if we win at Ibrox then Yes Sir, I Can Boogie will shoot through the locker room. ”
He really fought for playing time last season but was like a player who was reborn this season.
He admitted, “I probably came back with a bee in my hood to show myself and everyone what I can do.
“During our absence, I just tried to put myself down and give everything to keep telling myself that I’m good enough to be in the squad and to develop.
« When I signed for the club, I said to the manager that I wanted to be in the euro squad and that’s still my goal – to keep on doing what I am, to keep playing, to score, to help and to help the team. « .
« Nobody goes into a game or a season and doesn’t want to give everything, but certain things didn’t go my way. « .
« I didn’t start at the beginning of this season, but I just had to give everything to get into the team.
He added: “They are unbeaten this season and they are a very good team, but we have to take that with confidence.
“We have a home draw with Celtic and it could have gone either way. There’s no reason we at Ibrox can’t do the same. ”
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– The Sunday Mail