DEREK McINNES has heaped praise on match winner Stevie May. It was summer signing May, who signed from Preston North End, who’s brace saw the Dons overcome a spirited Dundee 2-1.
Aberdeen’s win meant that they maintain their 100% start to the season and it was May that they thanked for the striker’s spoils. McInnes was confident, however, that the striker had much more to bring.
“I don’t think he’s been at his best in the two games he’s played so far, but even when he’s not at his best he’ll still score goals.
“He can be having a quiet game but score the goal that gets you three points.”
It is a remarkable turnaround in fortunes for May after injuries kept him from progressing after three seasons of toil in England, but now he is looking forward to working under McInnes again.
“It’s clear he’s not had a lot of football in the last couple of years with his injuries and not being selected, but he’s the type of boy who’s worth persevering with.”
McInnes and May worked together at St Johnstone before heading to Sheffield Wednesday in 2014.
“I like the fact he scores goals and he can manufacture something for himself. He’s the type of striker who finds space, which is something you can’t coach.
“We’ve got to be fair to him and not expect too much when he’s had a long time out, but he’ll contribute while he’s getting there as you saw.”
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) August 20, 2017