Aberdeen winger Matty Kennedy has assured supporters he ‘felt sharp again’ during the Scottish Cup quarter-final victory over St Mirren.
The Dons beat Jim Goodwin’s side 2-0 to reach the last four, with goals coming from Lewis Ferguson and Sam Cosgrove from the penalty spot in injury time.
Kennedy – a January signing from St Johnstone – played a full 90 minutes for the visitors and provided an assist for Ferguson’s opener in the first-half, and the 25-year-old was delighted to be back to his usual energetic self.
“I missed a few games over the winter break,” said Kennedy. “The way that I play I need to play every game to get my sharpness. As a winger you need sharpness, it is totally different to just being fit.
“Kilmarnock was the first game where I felt good. I thought I played well against them. Tonight I felt sharp again. There is more and more that I can give to the team.”
Kennedy also praised teammate Funso Ojo, who has been a regular fixture in Derek McInnes’ side after recovering from injuries to both hamstrings at the same time earlier in the season.
“I think Funso is a really good player,” the attacker added.
Kennedy and Funso key for Aberdeen
Kennedy saying he feels sharp again is excellent news for Dons supporters, as his form could be key to Aberdeen’s hopes of a third-place finish and a potential Scottish Cup.
The star, who is yet to score in the league for Aberdeen following his move, has made a bright start at Pittodrie and his pace is bound to be a real weapon for McInnes’ side.
Ojo can also be a big influence going forwards as Aberdeen’s midfield general – since shaking off his injury and returning to the starting XI, the Belgian has looked a solid ball-winner in the engine room.