Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass praised his players after a “professional job” saw them book their place in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round draw with a comfortable win over Edinburgh City.

The Dons were 2-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Ryan Hedges and Christian Ramirez before Lewis Ferguson grabbed a third late on the seal the win and a tie against Motherwell in the next round.

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While Glass thinks that his side could have been a bit more secure if they’d taken more of their chances, he was happy enough with the win.

“We had a lot of opportunities where we should be hitting the target or should be hitting it harder, finding the corners a little bit better, but it’s a lesson because it could get edgy if they chuck one in your box and score a goal,” Glass said.

The shot they had was dangerous and it’s very easy to become 2-1 and then you’re starting to feel the stadium changing.

“It should have been out of sight earlier, it wasn’t, but it was a professional job.”

City boss Gary Naysmith admits he was surprised the Dons went with a full-strength side just days after drawing with Rangers – confessing it gave him a “little bit of fear” ahead of kick-off.

Despite having seen his side go down 3-0, Naysmith was happy with how they went about their job against Premiership opposition.

“It was a difficult game for us,” Naysmith said. “I didn’t expect them to play the starting XI that faced Rangers if I’m honest.

“When you see that team – and I thought Aberdeen were the better team in midweek – you have a little bit of fear.

“I hate getting beat. I thought it was going to be an uncomfortable afternoon but the players in the main held their own and 3-0 was probably a fair reflection.”

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