Aberdeen star Niall McGinn has admitted that the recent 4-2 defeat to Rangers left Derek McInnes’ side desperate to beat Queen of the South and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.
McGinn told the Daily Record that with games coming “thick and fast” a run of wins is “nice” for their momentum going into a crucial run of fixtures.
The Dons eased past the Championship side and will face either Rangers or Kilmarnock in the next round.
“There is always motivation. Being at a big club the next game is the most important one and the matches have been coming thick and fast,” McGinn said.
“Winning games is nice for momentum and when you lose you want to get out and win the next one. Thankfully we did and are in the next round of the cup.”
McGinn came off the bench in the win over QotS to score one and set up two more as they secured a 4-1 win at Pittodrie.
After losing to Steven Gerrard’s side in midweek, the Dons face struggling St. Mirren this weekend.
Picking up three points will be massive for McInnes’ side if they are to keep on the tails of Rangers and Kilmarnock.
With a comprehensive win over the Doonhamers in the bag, there can be little excuse if the Dons somehow lose ground in the league.