Date: 21st September 2015 at 2:05pm
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Niall McGinn, who had a fine game against Hearts on Sunday, and David Goodwillie, who was also key to the win with his two-goals, have both gained plenty of praise from Derek McInnes with what he told Sky Sports after the three-nil win.

McInnes was left purring at the quality of Northern Ireland international McGinn and the staring role that he played for Aberdeen in the Dons’ eighth with from as many games against Hearts in the live Sky Sports game.

However, the Dons boss also doesn’t feel we should be surprised by the wingers performance mind.

‘We shouldn’t be surprised by Niall’s performance, he has been a consistently high performer ever since I came into this job.

‘He contributes so many assists for us, I think he had the most in the league last year. And, if he gets opportunities, he has the quality to finish in front of goal.

‘I had a good view of his goal at the time and to find the far corner from that angle was excellent.’

Not only did McGinn score that fine goal, in a move he started and finished, he also set up both of Goodwillie’s goals either side of his too to be the stand out performer and the Man of the Match!

Goodwillie, who hasn’t always found the goals easy to come across with Aberdeen hadn’t managed to do so in his last 11-matches before his brace on Sunday.

McInnes kept telling the striker he was playing well, as he was, but knows strikers thrive on goals and was vindicated by his decision to start him, which he added was something he thought ‘long and hard about’ before going with him.

‘We thought long and hard about Goodwillie. We thought he was more suited to playing in that sort of game, against their centre-halves.

‘His contribution to the team was outstanding. He took kicks and treatment up there, but he fought his corner and he should be delighted.

‘No matter how many times I tell him he is playing his part, and he has been, a striker needs goals. They don’t feel great unless they’ve scored. Hopefully he is feeling good about himself.’

More of the same from both please!


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