Aberdeen interim manager Paul Sheerin says incoming boss Stephen Glass has been given a good platform to build on at Pittodrie.

Sheerin won his final game as interim manager on Saturday as Aberdeen beat St Johnstone 1-0 at McDiarmid Park in the Scottish Premiership. Glass now takes over ahead of Sunday’s Scottish Cup fourth round tie with Livingston and Sheerin says the club is in a decent position, now four points off third-placed Hibs.

Glass takes the Aberdeen reigns this week.

Glass takes the Aberdeen reigns this week. (Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Sheerin said: “Normally a new manager comes into a club that’s struggling with its league position and we’re not that, albeit we’ve had a poor run. But we’re in a good position to qualify for Europe, as we’ve done consistently over the last few years, there’s a good group of players who are willing to work hard, with a great appetite to be successful.

“I’m sure he’ll enjoy working with them. It’s always tough coming here, there aren’t too many classics between the teams and you have to work hard for anything you get. That was the case. We started poorly, we overplayed at times and so we brought pressure on ourselves.

“We worked through that by midway through the first half and were better from there, without carrying a threat. Second half we asked for more forward runs and that ultimately brought us the goal to win the game. It was a vital three points for us to get to give us a good start to the post-split fixtures.

“Getting the goal takes the shackles off a little bit and if Fraser Hornby scores and makes it 2-0, it might have been a bit more comfortable. They threw everything at us in the last 15 minutes and asked a lot of questions, but defensively, I thought we were excellent.”

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