Kenny clinches place in the final
Cambuslang man Kenny McLean has told of his joy after scoring the goal that clinched a victory in the Betfred Cup last four.
The former Cathkin High pupil stroked home Aberdeen’s second late on in their 2-0 win over Morton on Saturday to send them into the final to face Celtic. Kenny, who was named the sponsor’s man of the match, said: “When the ball hit the back of the net it was a great feeling, but also a bit of a relief. That’s when we knew we were through to the final.”
The victory for McLean meant a chance to make up for the disappointment of not getting off the bench when St Mirren lifted the League Cup three years ago.
The 24-year-old still picked up a winner’s medal after the Buddies’ 3-2 win over Hearts and the gong is framed in his parents’ home in Cambuslang.
But the fact he gave it away is a sign of how little he felt a part of that day and he will be making sure he keeps his next medal.
He added: “You’re delighted for everyone connected with the club but it’s in your mind that you didn’t play a part in it.
“If I get my hands on another medal then there’s no doubt I’ll be keeping it this time.”
In the final Kenny McLean