Date: 11th November 2015 at 12:57pm
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Which Aberdeen have done this already this season with this starting in blistering fashion!

Now, following a run of just one point from five-matches and a League Cup exit, Derek McInnes is seeking another run and has challenged the Dons to build on the Dundee United win.

The international break will be much more enjoyable for the Dons but McInnes doesn’t want anyone to rest on any laurels as the Dundee United win needs to be followed up against Hamilton the weekend after next.

He’s quoted by the Press & Journal as saying.

‘I knew that was a performance we were capable of but as week goes by without a win, it becomes that bit more difficult to change things.

‘But Saturday was only a start and it doesn’t mean the next game against Hamilton is going to be any easier.

‘That said, it gives us confidence knowing what we can do if we show a real intensity and stop the opposition playing.’

This win, after such a solid defensive start to the season too, was a first cleansheet since mid-September with seven-matches played in that period with the defensive display something McInnes was also happy with.

McInnes he was also full of praise for the performance of Willo Flood who was ‘everywhere’ from the off, adding.

‘Willo Flood was everywhere, from the first whistle, making sure the game went our way, and his contribution was vital in taking the heat off our defence.

‘When we did have to defend, the players did it with a calmness and confidence.

‘Over the last two and a half years, clean sheets have given us a real confidence to get our best results so hopefully there is more to come.’

In another interview, this one came in the Evening Express, McInnes also had special mention for Peter Pawlett following his return to the starting XI.

Saturday was only his fourth start in the Scottish Premiership this season for the 24-year-old with the boss saying he’s taken what he’s ‘seem in training’ into a match situation and that isn’t going to harm his chances of further involvement.

‘I am liking what I am seeing from Peter in both training and in the games he has played recently.

‘Peter has been involved in the build-up to goals and has also got himself in good scoring areas.’


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