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Greg Stewart | Stenhousemuir Replay Preview

January 28, 2019 4:24 pm Author: AFC Media Team

Facing your old team on Saturday

“It wasn’t the best of games, not many chances, the two teams kind of cancelled each other out. It wasn’t a good game for the fans.

“I just wanted to get it over with as soon as possible and obviously it was only my third game into my second spell here, so for me it was a case of getting it done with as soon as possible and get all the chat away and just concentrate on the game. Look it’s done now, and we move forward, I’m an Aberdeen player now and I just want to do well for Aberdeen.”

Thoughts on the game tomorrow night

“It was my first game back against Stenhousemuir last week, disappointed we didn’t win the game but fair play to Stenny, on the day they did a job and they went away happy with getting a replay. We need to go there tomorrow night with only one thing on our mind, and that’s getting through the tie no matter how we play.”

Were you surprised by them in the last game?

“That’s just what the cup’s all about isn’t it? When you play against lower league teams there’s always that chance if you don’t take your opportunities, then they will start to believe and grow in confidence.

“On the day we thought after we scored that early goal that it could be more – but it wasn’t to be, we missed chances in the game and got punished in the end. They only had one shot at goal and they scored from it, that’s the joy of the cup.”

Post break?

Obviously, I was called back to Birmingham so I was back there for a week, training with kids basically while the boys were away at their winter camp so I was feeling just a wee bit rusty having not played competitively since the 29th of December. As I say though, I’ve come back and played three games since so hopefully I’ve got the minutes into my legs now and I’m ready to kick on from here.”

The squad

“The gaffer might give someone else an opportunity. It’s a big squad here so when you get given a chance you need to take it. But it’s all about getting through the tie tomorrow, we know it’s going to be difficult, we need to show respect to Stenhousemuir again, but for us it’s about playing our game and getting through the tie.”

Your future?

“I just felt I had unfinished business from when I was here before, and to get the chance to come back again, I just felt that I had to take it. Right now I’m not really concerned about what’s going to happen next year or anything, I just want to focus on now and try putting everything I have into Aberdeen until the end of the season and hopefully we can do something.”

Does the team need to collectively have a killer instinct?

“I think from all the attacking players, we need to be doing a little better trying to create and take the chances when they come. I’ve obviously just come back in so hopefully as the games continue to come, hopefully we can build on the last few games and start punishing teams more.”

Best Position?

“Up front, just off the striker, but I can play on the wings as well. Just wherever you get told to play you just do your best and that’s all you can do.”

Tomorrow is a chance to go one step closer to silverware, that’s one of the reasons presumably you chose to come back?

“Obviously at a team like Aberdeen you want to be winning trophies. The fans are putting pressure on you to win trophies at this club and we as players need to respect that and do our best to give those fans another day at Hampden.”

Is going for trophies one of the reasons you chose Aberdeen over Kilmarnock?

“No, I felt like I didn’t do enough the first time I was here and to get that chance again is something I couldn’t pass up. Obviously I knew most of the players and staff here already so it was really just a case of coming back and trying to put things right.”

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