Adam Rooney books Aberdeen’s place in final with win over Morton

One of several factors which deems the tenure of Derek McInnes at Aberdeen as worthy of praise is the ability to dodge banana skins. For years, Aberdeen had been accustomed to being victims of cup shocks; Bohemians, East Fife, Queen of the South and Queen’s Park offer testament to that. Since McInnes took office at Pittodrie in 2013, Aberdeen have formed a useful habit of swatting aside lower league opposition.

So it proved again here, McInnes and his players booking a League Cup final place with a victory over Morton which was fully merited on balance of play. This was not a particularly memorable encounter, in confirming to semi-final stereotype, but Aberdeen were always the more menacing side.

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