The Rugby Park side had themselves a healthy lead within three minutes on Saturday afternoon, giving Dundee a mountain to climb.
It was a lack of communication between Joe Shaughnessy and keeper Adam Legzdins that caused Tony Docherty’s side to fall behind within just 17 seconds. A few moments later and Marley Watkins netted his seventh goal of the season on the 3rd minute.
Despite the early challenge set out for his side, Docherty defended his players stating he was proud they didn’t let the score line run away from them, but in the end the mountain was too high for the dark blues to climb.
Now into the last 16, McInnes’ side have no doubt they could beat anyone they come up against having all ready beat the old firm this season on home soil.
After their victory on Saturday the Kilmarnock striker said,
“He got us up for it. He really wants to win it this year.
“He believes we can and 100% we believe we can. We’ve beat the old firm teams and we know we can beat anyone else so It’s just about trying to get good draws and try and get to Hampden”.