Kenny has final fever
Cambuslang man Kenny McLean is hoping to go one better after helping Aberdeen reach their second major cup final of the season.
McLean played on Saturday as the Dons’s beat Scottish Cup holders Hibernian at Hampden to book their place in the showpiece match on May 27.
They will face Celtic who defeated Old Firm rivals Rangers in the second semi-final.
The two sides met in the League Cup final earlier in the season but Aberdeen lost 3-0 to the Parkhead men who will be looking to complete a domestic treble.
But McLean, 25, reckons the memory of that day could spur his side on as they look to make a good season a truly great one with the Pittodrie men also set to pip Rangers to second place in the league.
He said:“We know it was disappointing to lose the League Cup final, especially in the manner we did. This is a chance to put things right.
“It has been an excellent season up until now and we have a chance to make it even better.
“We have already been to one final and we are sitting in a good position in the league.
“We have a chance to make it pretty special but that is down to us. We want to really finish it off in style.”
McLean and his teammates had to see off a spirited comeback by Hibs on Saturday.
Aberdeen took the lead after only 12 seconds through Adam Rooney and doubled their lead through a Ryan Christie free-kick.
However, Grant Holt gave the Edinburgh men a lifeline before half-time and Dylan McGeouch fired them level in the second half.
But Hayes’deflected shot with just four minutes left sent the Dons through to their first Scottish Cup final since 2000.
McLean said:“It’s the first final in a long time for the club – probably too long for a club of this size.
“We knew how tough it would be. We got off to a perfect start and then made it hard for ourselves.
“But we deserved to go through and we’re looking forward to the final.”
Cup for it Dons star Kenny McLean