Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes confident attacking options will bring rewards

Dons boss Derek McInnes is confident his team will return to scoring ways this weekend against Kilmarnock because he has so many options in attack.

Aberdeen drew a blank last weekend in the 0-0 draw against Hearts at Murrayfield.

It’s just the second game this season in which they have failed to score, the other being the second leg of the Europa League third qualifying round when they were defeated in Cyprus by Apollon Limassol.

Heading into Saturday’s Pittodrie clash with Killie, McInnes is pleased with the options he has in attacking midfield and upfront.

In previous seasons Aberdeen relied on Jonny Hayes and Niall McGinn to create and Adam Rooney as the main goalscorer, but McInnes believes the Reds have moved away from relying on just a few players in attack.

He said: “I feel as though everybody brings something a bit different.

“My job as manager is to try to manage everybody’s game time and keep the squad happy, making sure everybody feels involved.

“At a club like Aberdeen, we need good options and different types.

“We’ve been over-reliant on Adam Rooney for a period of time to get the goals and I like that we’ve got different options.

“Our last home game against Dundee (a 2-1 win) was a case in point, where there wasn’t the normal fluency to our game.

“We brought on Greg Stewart and Nicky Maynard (alongside Stevie May) and all of a sudden the centre-halves have got two strikers to deal with, and Greg’s a different type of player than what we had on the pitch.

“I think that having options and people who can change the game is very important to us. I’m comfortable with the amount of players we’ve got.”

During the summer McInnes has changed his striking options. Jayden Stockley and Miles Storey have departed with Nicky Maynard and Stevie May added.

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