Kenny clinches place in the fi­nal

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

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

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