McInnes delighted for Dobie

Wed, 25 Aug 09:17:29 2010

St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes claimed Scott Dobie's first goal for the Perth club was the bonus in the Co-operative Insurance Cup second-round win over Morton at McDiarmid Park.

The 31-year-old former Carlisle striker, making his first start for Saints since signing a one-year deal in the summer, headed the home side into the lead from a Collin Samuel cross with 22 minutes gone and any chance of a comeback from the Irn-Bru First Division side was extinguished with 10 minutes remaining when Murray Davidson's goal sealed the tie.

McInnes, who returned to the touchline after a two-game ban, said: "I'm happy that we got through to the next round and I'm happy that Scott Dobie got his first goal for the club."

He added: "That's him off the mark now which is pleasing."

The Perth boss was also pleased with the way his players prevented any real possibility of a cup upset against his former club.

He said: "We knew how difficult it was going to be against Morton, who are a good First Division side.

"They put us under pressure at times but our players showed a good attitude throughout.

"We defended well when we had to, controlled the game and the quality we had came through and got us the goals.

"So it's good to get through because we want to go as far as we can in this competition.

"We've been in a few semi finals of cup competitions in recent years and we want to do that again and more."


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