Date: 26th June 2015 at 6:24pm
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Aberdeen got their pre season schedule off in fantastic style with a comprehensive eight two victory over Brechin City at Glebe Park.

With new signing Paul Quinn and Graeme Shinnie making their debuts, Ryan Jack skippered the side for the first time as well following his appointment of captain following Russell Anderson’s retirement.

Adam Rooney started off pre season where he left the 2014-15 campaign by helping himself to a hattrick on the evening, and Jack, Pawlett, Logan, Hayes, and Rose all grabbed goals of their own.

For a full match report please click here.

Brechin City:

O’Neil, Tiffoney (Trialist), Allan (Trialist), McCormack, Dods, Fusco, Ferguson, Tapping, A Jackson, Montgomery (Trialist), Shields (Trailist).

Subs:

Thomson (Trialist), Young (Trialist), West (Trialist), Dale (Trialist), Harwood (Trialist), McNeill (Trialist), Buchan (Trialist), Nicholson (Trialist), S Jackson (Trialist), Johnsen (Trialist).

Aberdeen:

Brown, Logan, Taylor (Rose 81), Quinn (Reynolds 45), Considine (Shinnie 45), Jack (Storie 81), Flood (Robson 75), McLean (Wright 75), Pawlett (Hayes 45), Goodwillie (Smith 75), Rooney (Shankland 75).

Unused Sub:

Langfield.

Crowd: 1,209.

Speaking after the game, there were obviously many positives for manager Derek McInnes, but conceding two was a concern but he knows at this stage is about fitness.

‘The games are about the players getting that match sharpness back. The boys had a tough double session yesterday and training this morning again so tonight was a test for them physically and it was a test they all came through. I am pleased to have come through the game without any injuries. That is always a concern with next week’s game just around the corner.’

The positives obviously were our attacking intent and having a good run out on that score, and he says he was pleased with the intensity to our play, however.

‘I am not overly satisfied that we lost two goals so we have to make sure we get the balance right between showing the attacking threat that we have got in the team and making sure we are tighter defensively. All in all I can’t complain.’

The Brechin game also follows on from a behind closed doors friendly that we won three one last Sunday as well.

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