Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was full of praise for Ryan Hedges for how the winger performed against Hamilton.

The Dons were held to a 1-1 draw, but Hedges was arguably Aberdeen’s best player on the night, as he found the back of the net with a cool finish from just inside the penalty area. The goal was Hedges’ seventh of the season, and his performance impressed McInnes.

“Very consistent”

“He’s been very consistent for us this season. Carrying the threat, scoring goals, he’s in the middle of the goal for his goal, it’s great to see him in those types of positions” McInnes said.

Ryan Hedges after scoring for Aberdeen

Ryan Hedges after scoring for Aberdeen (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I thought he was very good, I thought he carried the fight for us tonight, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence. Long may that continue” he concluded.

If Aberdeen are to have a good season then it is important that they get the best out of Hedges. It has to be said that goals is a more than decent return for a striker so far this season.

Done well replacing injured talent

Hedges has done well replacing Sam Cosgrove’s goal threat, as last season’s top scorer has had problems with injury this season.

Ryan Hedges is congratulated by Andy Considine

Ryan Hedges is congratulated by Andy Considine (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Perhaps Derek McInnes will look to play Hedges and Cosgrove together at some point.

That could well be a partnership that could provide plenty of goals. For the moment though, Hedges is doing all that can be asked of him by the Aberdeen manager. It is no surprise that McInnes is full of praise for him.

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