The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Glass thrilled by Aberdeen’s fighting spirit as he celebrates debut victory



2 2Stephen Glass praised his Aberdeen players’ determinat­ion after they twice came from behind against Livingston before reaching the Scottish Cup quarter-finals on penalties.

Glass enjoyed a winning debut after the game finished 2-2 after extratime and his side will host Dundee United in the last eight after a midweek Premiershi­p clash with Celtic.

The Dons lost goalkeeper Joe Lewis just before Jay Emmanuel-thomas netted the first of his double, but

Niall Mcginn equalised on the break with 13 minutes left.

Substitute Florian Kamberi also levelled two minutes after Aberdeen fell behind to a penalty and the hosts scored all five spotkicks, with Livingston midfielder Jason Holt hitting the bar.

“I’m delighted we came back twice against a good Livingston team,” Glass said.

“We asked the players not to panic at half-time, trust in the structure, trust in what we are trying to do and the movements we have worked on, and in the second half you saw a group of players that believed it and had the urgency to implement it.

“The trust the players put in us showed. There’s a lot of work to be done, but when you’ve got a group of players with that determinat­ion, it’s a great place to come in and work.”

Livingston boss David Martindale revealed his goal-scorer was likely to be in the final weeks of his career in West Lothian.

“The big man was brilliant,” Martindale said. “We are probably not going to hold on to him, he’s made his feelings clear.

“To be honest, we shouldn’t have a player of that calibre because he can go elsewhere and make a lot more money.” try and

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