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Derek McInnes & Sam Cosgrove | Awards reaction

January 10, 2019 2:43 pm Author: AFC Media Team
Derek McInnes & Sam Cosgrove

After picking up the awards for December Manger & Player of the month in Dubai, Derek McInnes & Sam Cosgrove spoke to RedTV. Watch the interview on the red button above or read the quotes below.


“I think at the start of the month we realised how difficult the schedule was going to be and how demanding it was going to be, especially with the injuries. Some of the younger ones came in carrying more threat and the fact Sam is player of the month has obviously looked made everyone look better and the results were very important for us to get that sequence of wins to get us back to where we want to be. It’s really pleasing that the squad dealt with what came out way. We were put under real stress with the injuries especially with the back line, but we still managed to cope and win enough games, which pleases me and gives us plenty of encouragement going forward.

Derek McInnes

“Once we got a few players back it shows you the squad’s strong and shows you the level of performance we’re capable of. If we reach our level we can win more games than we won’t. I think clearly the added threat at the top end of the pitch from all the players and Sam in particular getting amongst the goals has helped both of us be recognised for the award for the month but is also recognition for the team’s efforts throughout the month.”


“The player of the month award is testament to all the forwards to be honest. We realised we needed to start scoring goals and I think everyone’s stepped up to the plate with that. It was a realisation all over the park we needed to start being more of a threat up the top end of the pitch and we’ve got the rewards for it through the month of December.”


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