Aberdeen challenge for honours at the end of the season and that was a big draw for me, says GMS

The opportunity to win silverware was one of the draws that lured Gary Mackay-Steven to Pittodrie.

And now he aims to deliver on that by landing the Scottish Cup.

Winger Mackay-Steven was one of boss Derek McInnes’ main summer signings when completing a £150,000 transfer from Celtic.

The 27-year-old could have stayed at Parkhead and other clubs were chasing his signature.

Celtic offered the chance of silverware but having been part of the Scottish Cup-winning squad who beat Aberdeen last season, the winners’ medal did not have the same sheen.

With the Dons, there was the perfect storm of both a strong opportunity to lift trophies and also be involved heavily in any cup glory.

It was too good a combination to turn down.

Derek McInnes with GMS

Now the winger wants to take another step further to the target of helping the Reds land the Scottish Cup for the first time since 1990 when facing former club Dundee United in the fifth round at Pittodrie tomorrow.

He said: “Aberdeen are a team that challenge for honours at the end of the season and that was a big draw for me.

“I would like nothing better than to win a trophy with Aberdeen – that would be special.

“The club have not won the Scottish Cup in a few years so that is something we are certainly hoping to do.

“A club like Aberdeen should be targeting the Scottish Cup every year.

“There were other options in the summer and I could have stayed (at Celtic) as well.

“However, speaking to the manager Derek McInnes and him wanting me to be a big player at a big club it didn’t take much to convince me to come up.”

Mackay-Steven was on the opposite side of the fence when Celtic overcame the Dons in last year’s final courtesy of an injury-time winner.

However, he can sense within …read more

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