Gaffer Happy With Saints

ABERDEEN boss Craig Brown declared himself satisfied after his side were handed a quarter-final trip to St Mirren in the Scottish Cup.

The Dons secured their place in the last eight with a dramatic 1-0 fifth-round win over Dunfermline courtesy of Neil McGregor's stoppage-time own goal.

Brown, whose side lost 4-1 to Celtic in a Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final just over a week ago, feels the clash with Danny Lennon's side represents a good opportunity to clinch a return to Hampden this season.

He said: "It is a good draw and we are happy with it. In all honesty, everyone would rather have a home draw but an away draw against a competing team gives us a chance.

"As Paul Hartley, who has won the cup has said, we are only two victories away from the final. We know that it will be two victories that are going to be difficult to get.

"St Mirren had a great result against Ayr and a very good win against Peterhead in the previous round so it looks like St Mirren are a cup team and it will be a difficult game."

Source: PA

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Source: PA