Next Game

Aberdeen v Kairat Almaty

Thursday, 06 August 2015, 19:45

Europa League Qual Third Round

Tannadice Park

Last Game

Dundee U 0 - 1 Aberdeen

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:30

Scots Prem

McInnes relieved to advance

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes praised his side's mentality after scraping into the third round of the Scottish League Cup against Alloa.

Last Updated: 28/08/13 at 07:37 Post Comment

Derek McInnes: Lack of goals "a concern"

Derek McInnes: Lack of goals "a concern"

The Premiership side avoided an upset with a nervy 6-5 victory in a penalty shoot-out after 120 minutes of action finished goalless at Pittodrie.

Jamie Langfield made the decisive save from Michael Doyle, and Mark Reynolds held his nerve to book McInnes' side a place in the next round.

"I need to say that some of our play in the first half was really slick, we moved the ball about well," McInnes said. "The tempo of the game and appetite of the players really knocked Alloa out their stride.

"Alloa are used to enjoying the game, and we didn't let them do that. We didn't get a goal which is a concern and gave Alloa encouragement, but I praise the players for their mentality to see it through.

"The quality of penalties was fantastic for both sides, and their boy was really unlucky."

Alloa boss Paul Hartley added: "When it goes to penalties it can be a lottery at times. All the penalties were good and Langfield makes a great save. Sometimes there's a hero and a villain.

"Overall I thought we were fantastic. We defended well, attacked well and pushed Aberdeen all the way.

"It's another clean sheet, and I thought our three centre-backs were great. We matched Aberdeen all the way, and I was proud of them.

"They've got to keep that going for the rest of the season. It could have been an upset, but it wasn't to be."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company