Date: 16th February 2015 at 8:38pm
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Manager Derek McInnes has said he honestly believes that Aberdeen deserved more goals following their ‘excellent’ performance against Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

Speaking to the Official Site following our three nil victory, he explained that although he was very pleased with the players and our overall performance, he did feel the scoreline could’ve been even more comprehensive given the chances that we had.

‘First and foremost we have to be pleased with our work today. Any win here is hard fought. We feel with the performance we got the balance right. We did the ugly side of the game, we competed and this gave us the chance to win the game as we could show the quality we have. We showed that quality with the goals.’

He goes on to say that he does have a sense of ‘disappointment’ that we didn’t score even more on the day, but he does know a three nil victory at Hamilton ‘is a very good result’ so he has to temper that disappointment somewhat.

‘We learned how to deal with Hamilton better in the two homes games we had against them, one in the cup and one in the league. You have to win your one v ones. You have to battle.’

Adding quickly though that despite the scoreline, he didn’t feel we were that ‘comfortable’ in the game at any point really because they are a good team and they are capable of making you pay if you switch off and get complacent, so from a mental point of view he was glad we didn’t give them that opportunity and managed to come away with the clean sheet as well.

We could’ve increased the scoreline obviously in the game, we did have three goals rubbed out by the officials and that featured heavily in his press talks following the game.

With Adam Rooney’s shot clearly over the line but not given, the penalty claim also on Rooney, Andrew Considine’s header and Goodwillie’s offside, the gaffer added.

‘I’ve not seen Andrew’s header again but I have seen the other two. Adam Rooney’s should stand. It’s a good bit over the line. From Adam’s reaction I thought it was over the line, but when you see it, we should be getting that right. Thankfully the decisions haven’t impacted on the result, otherwise we might be making a bit more of it.’

He goes on to say.

‘The one where Goodwillie scored and the guy is off the pitch, he should still see that. I think we deserve better there as well and I think Adam should have a penalty, he was hauled to the ground. Things didn’t go for us, and it could have been a lot more. I think in terms of the way we controlled the game, the scoreline should have been more.’

McInnes does say though that mistakes happen in football, so despite some frustration he again just has to be content that those decisions didn’t affect the score or our victory so hopefully it’ll even up our way in a game where it does count.

Joking.

‘Mistakes happen. I made mistakes the last time we were here – I picked the wrong team.’

Finishing his chat he pointed to the clean sheet and the fact it’s 32 points returned from a possible 36 and you can’t not be happy with that consistency from the team.

With Jonny Hayes looking to have picked up a hamstring injury, the gaffer confirmed that he did feel it again but usually these things turn out to be of little concern, so he’ll have had a scan (today) and hopefully that will be clear and it was just one of those times again, if it’s not he knows with Hayes consistency and versatility it would be a big blow to us.