ABERDEEN boss Derek McInnes saluted a “professional” performance from his players as they overcame Stranraer 4-0 at Pittodrie.

Doubles from Adam Rooney and Niall McGinn saw the Pittodrie side move into the Scottish Cup fifth round after making no mistake against the League One outfit.

McInnes said: “The element of us not having played in three weeks was always going to bring a bit more of a risk factor.

“But the players put on a professional performance and brought an energy and enthusiasm to the game.

“We did not score straight away because their goalkeeper had two or three fantastic saves and we were a bit negligent with out finishing, but the good thing was the team did not panic. 

“There was a confidence and a maturity to keep going.

“We worked good opportunities and there was some quality play and a high level of performance.

“There were moments of rustiness, but we got everything we wanted out of the game in terms of getting ourselves going again, being professional and getting the youngsters on at the end, as well.

“It was a good day for us all round.”


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