Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has praised central defenders Scott McKenna and Andy Considine for their performance against prolific Rangers star Alfredo Morelos in Sunday’s Scottish Cup clash.
The Colombian was frustrated by the Dons’ defence and McInnes singled out his defensive duo for praise after his side held the Gers to a 1-1 draw.
McInnes also praised Morelos and admitted that the 28-goal striker only needs “one chance” to hit the net.
“The two of them, Scott McKenna and Andy Considine, had their hands full,” McInnes told the Evening Express.
“Even when Morelos isn’t at his best, he still plays on the shoulder and only needs one chance sometimes.
“The concentration from McKenna and Considine was excellent and I thought that was a good battle.
“There were good individual battles – Dom Ball and Ryan Kent, Max Lowe and Daniel Candeias, Graeme Shinnie and Ryan Jack.
“There were a lot of good duels going on there and no more so than that one.”
The two sides will meet again next week in a replay to determine who will face Celtic at Hampden next month in the semi-finals.
After beating the Gers twice in Glasgow already this season, McInnes’ side will be confident of a third.
If they play like they did at Pittodrie on Sunday then they have a good chance of reaching yet another semi-final.