Derek McInnes has spoken of his relief as Aberdeen recorded their first league win at home in over three months.

The 3-1 win over Motherwell on Wednesday was the first Pittodrie victory since December’s 2-0 win over Hearts.

The poor run has all but ended Aberdeen’s hopes of finishing second in the league, but that didn’t stop McInnes from enjoying the victory.

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“It was something I knew we were capable of” he told the Press and Journal.

“That 90 minutes of concentration, effort and playing against your man and you get your reward. Them, like me, haven’t enjoyed some of the results we’ve had at home.”

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Aberdeen showed good resolve to come back and win the game, after being held 1-1 at half-time.

Jake Hastie replied to Max Lowe’s early goal before a Niall McGinn second-half double clinched the much-needed three points.

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The win took Aberdeen level on points with Kilmarnock in the league table. However, Killie remain in third place on goal difference.

The win came at a good time for the Dons, as they get ready for a week which will define their season. They face a trip to bottom of the table Dundee on Saturday, before facing Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final.

They need to get in a winning frame of mind for the game against Celtic and the win over Motherwell is a good start.

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