Solid Dons please McInnes

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was pleased with the way his players dealt with the appalling weather conditions in Friday's 1-0 win against Hibernian.

Gary Mackay-Steven scored the only goal of the Pittodrie clash as the Dons won their sixth match of the campaign and third in a row.

In contrast Neil Lennon's team are now winless in their last four league games.

McInnes said of match-winner Mackay-Steven: "I've not been too pleased with his recent performances. We spoke about him working hard when he's not involved and it's not going his way."

Mackay-Steven has represented Scotland on two occasions and will join up with the Alex McLeish's squad on Sunday for the Nations League qualifiers against Albania and Israel. Scotland are 13/8 to beat Albania next weekend.

Meanwhile, McInnes said of his team's narrow victory: "It was always going to be a tough game in those conditions.

"Each game is different, and conditions can be different, but the importance of winning the game was clear from my team.

"I thought we were very competitive throughout and our work-rate and industry at the top end of the pitch allowed us to unsettle Hibs and they never really got into any real rhythm, which is something that, when they do, they are a very good side."