McInnes content with work-out

Two Rowan Vine goals in the first half were enough to secure

victory for the Saints at McDiarmid Park, although City did press

for an equaliser following Jon Stead’s header shortly before the

break. The hosts looked sharper in the early stages, with Vine’s

opener coming inside the first two minutes, while the City boss

resisted the urge to use different starting line-ups in either

half. “As we said prior to coming on the trip, the aim was making

sure fitness levels were right for the games,” McInnes told the

club’s official website. “The training camp was all about fitness

but this is all about games and recovery. For all the work, we

needed a game. “It wasn’t the ideal start, St Johnstone wanted that

scalp and we knew that. But we created a few chances and on another

day we could have score a few. There is that temptation to go 45

and 45 with different teams but I felt it was important a lot of

the players got some good game time and we looked strong for it.”

Meanwhile, McInnes revealed Albert Adomah played no part in the

game due to a toe injury but said he should be fit enough to return

for Monday’s trip to Kilmarnock along with Liam Fontaine, who

missed out with an Achilles problem.