Date: 8th February 2015 at 9:16pm
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With Aberdeen registering their biggest league victory of the season with our four nil win over Ross County yesterday, Derek McInnes was delighted with the response the players gave following the disappointing loss to Dundee United in the game at the end of January.

Speaking to the Official Site following the full time whistle, he explained.

‘It was a good response from the players and it was our biggest league victory of the season so the players deserve a lot of credit. There was obviously disappointment last weekend so it was important that we came out with real determination, and we started the game well but the latter half of the first half was a bit scrappy.’

With Pawlett coming on for Smith at half time, McInnes admits with how the first half did finish in that scrappy fashion, it was an effort to tweak things, and clean up our game and of course Pawlett had the desired effect scoring five minutes into his appearance to give us a two goal advantage.

For the second half the gaffer felt we were certainly in a lot more control of the game, and we were far more comfortable that we eventually showed by the ending scoreline.

‘We scored some very good goals, Pawlett’s goal is excellent in terms of the build up and the timing of the run is excellent too then there is the calmness to apply the finish, it’s a goal that should really be applauded. Once we got the second goal we were very comfortable and it knocked the stuffing out of Ross County.’

He also had praise for Kenny McLean who he described as being ‘really efficient’ in his game play on the day, and he obviously hopes that his debut performance for the club is a good sign of things to come once he settles in more with the group.

‘It was important to get back to winning ways, we are unbeaten in eleven league games now, winning nine of those and that is the sort of form that we strive for. The challenge now is to try and keep winning.’

With our Cup loss to Dundee United being our previous disappointed, he also adds that we’d rather be in the cups still obviously, but we now have a 14 game season and it’s down to us to get as many points as we can and finish as highly as we can.

With on loan West Bromwich Albion defender Donervorn Daniels going off injured after 35 minutes, McInnes also confirmed that he had had a back spasm, but he’s expecting he’ll be fit again for next week.