Date: 11th August 2015 at 4:48pm
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Manager Derek McInnes declared himself pleased following the two nil victory over Kilmarnock at the weekend.

Vital Report – Aberdeen 2-0 Kilmarnock
Stats: Aberdeen v Kilmarnock

An opening goal from Shinnie, following by a second half penalty from last season’s top scorer Rooney gave us the three points at Pittodrie and led the gaffer to tell the Official Site.

‘Up until the last 15 minutes where naturally the intensity wasn’t there as a few boys started to feel the demands of the games we have been playing, we were outstanding and I can’t praise them enough for that. We asked them before the game not to put one game over the other in terms of importance, Thursday was important to us but this game couldn’t be ‘after the Lord Mayor’s show’ and we were looking for a big effort to get the job done.’

McInnes went on to say that our wide play and crossing on the day really pleased him as we were ‘raiding full back’s’ and added to our midfield dominance on the day, he felt we controlled the game well and created a number of good opportunities so the three points were the least we deserved and we could’ve scored more.

‘At 2-0 I thought the job was done and we absolutely dominated the game and I am delighted that the players found the will to get the job done. We took the decision to request the Hamilton game be called off when we were still in Europe but I still think it was worth requesting because it helps us win this one today psychologically, as we were able to send the players out knowing that if they win they would get a couple of days off and physically it will help us against Motherwell on Saturday.’

Following the performance, the gaffer went on to say that the players had definitely earned themselves a couple of days off now, but he wanted and expected us to be back on it as we prepare later in the week for Motherwell at the weekend.

‘We are not totally satisfied with the start to the season because we wanted to go that bit further in Europe but in terms of the league the application and focus has been spot on.’

He also commented that Peter Pawlett had twisted his ankle in training ahead of the game, but he hoped he’d be back in training and in contention for the weekend.

With Hamilton being called off, that has now been re-arranged and will take place on Tuesday September 15 with a 7.45pm kick off at Pittodrie.


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