Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes demands greater goal threat

Niall McGinn won the match for Aberdeen

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes was pleased his home debut was marked with but he is demanding better in front of the net.

Niall McGinn's goal after four minutes earned the Dons victory but they wasted several chances to settle the nerves.

"A real piece of quality won us the game, but we were wasteful and it should have been put to bed long before the 90 minutes were up," said McInnes.

"Jamie Langfield hasn't had a save to make the whole game."

And McInnes continued: We were worthy winners but we made it more difficult than it had to be.

"We started with a real tempo and a bit of aggression about us. We couldn't have asked for a better start with Niall's finish. You can see why he's been so important to us.

"Kilmarnock, as they do, had plenty of possession of the ball and forced us to put an extra body in the middle of the park.

"But where we're falling short at the moment is putting the ball in the back of the net."

As McInnes evaluates his squad for next season, he gave a debut to 17-year-old midfielder Craig Storie and though the youngster went off at the interval, McInnes felt it was a useful exercise.

"We want to try and use a few younger ones and we will do that before the end of the season," he added.

"Craig has been different class for us, and we've enjoyed working with him.

"He's shown a level of performance in the reserve team that justified him getting a sniff today.

"That 45 minutes today will be more beneficial than six months of reserve football. I thought he handled himself well and I have no doubt he'll go on to be a good player for Aberdeen."

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