Date: 7th December 2015 at 8:23pm
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Manager Derek McInnes has praised the Dundee groundstaff for keeping the game this weekend on despite the weather, and with the conditions he was obviously delighted to see Aberdeen pick up another three points.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two nil win courtesy of goals from Niall McGinn and Adam Rooney, McInnes explained in his post game press conference.

‘It was tough conditions out there for both sets of players to endure. Despite the conditions we still produced quality football at times.

‘It was an energy sapping pitch and the Dundee ground staff deserve a lot of credit for getting the game on and we were glad they did. Our start was vitally important, we really imposed ourselves, we were aggressive and played at a really good tempo. They have good players and we did not allow them to settle and we earned our reward for that. The conditions were going to have a big impact on the game but we knew if we did a lot of things right then we would have opportunities to show our quality.’

The gaffer went on to say that for him, both goals were ‘excellent’ on the day and he knew we could’ve made it more comfortable by adding another one or two to the tally, but with the game ‘never done’ at two nil, he was pleased to see us stick with it and keep our concentration.

‘Kenny McLean was outstanding, especially in the first half but he was ably supported by his team-mates and we could have scored a few more. We showed a real eagerness to get after the game and even in the second half we created some great chances. I thought the players were particularly good in the second half playing up the slope against the wind and rain. They managed the conditions really well as the wind seemed to get stronger in the second half. I’m not too concerned about point margins, I’m just pleased to add three points to the ones we earned last week. We are on a decent wee run even though people dwell on the October run when we didn’t win any games and for us it’s just good to win again.’

McInnes also had praise for the fans for travelling given the weather conditions and he was just delighted to send them home with a victory.

As for McGinn going off at the half time break, the gaffer confirmed he had felt his groin again having struggled in the build up to the game with a problem, so they weren’t going to risk him further but that allowed Peter Pawlett to come on and ‘show what he can do’ and he was pleased with his performance as well, especially hitting the bar and with the other chance he had in the game.

Paul Quinn was also missing as he had a virus ahead of the game.

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