Alan Pattullo

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS

Derek McInnes’ wild celebrations sparked by ‘elation and relief’

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes said he felt like a fan after exploding with joy – and no little relief – on the touchline following Andrew Considine’s late equaliser at Dens Park. The goal kept Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup and Sam Cosgrove’s winner in the first half of extra time saw them secure a last-eight clash with Hearts.

A wall of boos greeted Craig Levein and his players following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Ross County. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Alan Pattullo: Craig Levein deserves time to meld his team at Hearts

It doesn’t sound an entirely promising set of circumstances. A cup game in front of the cameras against a team smarting from being beaten 5-2 at home on their last outing. Throw into the mix poor form and add the likely absence of the player reckoned to make the team tick, then it is clear Hearts manager Craig Levein faces a daunting task against Motherwell on Friday as he attempts to save his skin and muffle the critics.

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