The Scotsman

Brophy and Stewart form impressive partnershi­p as Killie bridge a six-year gap


0 Greg Stewart: Composure.

ground. It is always good when you see a player work on something and it comes off in a game.

“Greg’s run and finish was nice to see. It was great skill on the halfway line, he turned his man and showed enough pace to get himself in the box. Then he had the composure to finish the way he finished.

“It is a good start for Greg. I am sure he is pleased he got off to a winning start with Kilmarnock.”

Aberdeen manager Derek Mcinnes believes the internatio­nal break is coming at the right time for his side.

The Dons have a significan­t injury list, which was extended by the recent additions of James Wilson with a hamstring problem and Tommie Hoban, who needs shoulder surgery. Also out are Scott Wright, Mark Reynolds and Scott Mckenna, the subject of a bid from Aston Villa on Friday that was rejected.

Mcinnes said: “We’ve not had our troubles to seek. The internatio­nal break has maybe come at a good time to try to overcome one or two of these injuries.”

Wilson was earmarked to start against Kilmarnock, only to be ruled out. Mcinnes added: “We worked with him all week to try to get him that start. He has a little tightness in the hamstring. We have had him scanned. It’s nothing too significan­t.”

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