Derek McInnes has praised the effectiveness of strike partnership Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main following a 3-0 Aberdeen win at the weekend.

Main netted his first of the season whilst Cosgrove scored his 16th in what was a comfortable win over Kilmarnock.

Cosgrove netted again. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The Dons boss believes that a switch from 4-3-3 to two up front was really effective.

He told the club’s website: “Curtis will do well. The difficulty we have is Cosgrove has come off the back of such an unbelievable season and started this season in the same form.

“We normally go 4-3-3 and it is difficult to get the two of them on the pitch at the same time. Curtis has been working away and waiting for his opportunity. There will be certain games where we can go with a front two and today was a game, we thought it was worth the risk.

Selection choice vindicated. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“It is good that we know that we have that combination of striker play if required in certain games.”

When will see Cosgrove and Main start for Aberdeen again?

This partnership was effective on Saturday, but how often it’ll be deployed is another question. McInnes himself states it’ll only be in ‘certain’ games where this is utilised.

Regardless of that, fans will have been impressed with their performances, particularly Main. After failing to net since his move from Motherwell in the summer, his Kilmarnock goal will be an important one for him as he looks to score regularly at Pittodrie.

A jumpstart perhaps. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

On the flipside they’ll be hoping Sam Cosgrove is ok after he went off during the victory. McInnes confirmed he only went off as a precaution and that he should be fine for next week.

It’s now two wins on the bounce for Aberdeen, which leaves them in fourth heading into next week’s trip to Ross County.

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