Yoann Folly suffered defeat on his return from action with Aberdeen but was just glad to put an end to eight months of injury frustration.
The midfielder, who broke his ankle on New Year's Day, played in the Dons' Aberdeenshire Cup semi-final defeat by Deveronvale on Monday.
"It's been a long eight months, quite frustrating," said Folly.
"I've had to work hard to get back here and I'm happy for it to all be behind me and I'm just looking forward now."
Togo midfielder Folly joined Aberdeen last summer after his release by Plymouth Argyle.
The former St Etienne, Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Preston, Sheffield Wednesday and Dagenham & Redbridge player quickly established himself as a regular in the Dons midfield.
However, the 26-year-old is now just looking to forget the injury suffered against Dundee United and concentrate on re-establishing himself with the Scottish Premier League club.
"I don't want to think about it anymore," he told the club website. "I just want to think about what's ahead."
Mohamed Chalali, the striker signed following his departure from Panionios, also featured as a Dons team containing seven players with first-team experience lost the shoot-out against the Highland League side after a 3-3 draw.