Revenge on Hamilton Accies can wait for the Dons as they focus on returning to winning ways against Motherwell on Friday night.
Derek McInnes’ side were well-beaten 3-0 by the Scottish Premiership’s surprise leaders Hamilton at New Douglas Park last Friday and will meet the Accies next Wednesday in the League Cup quarter-finals as they try to take one step closer to defending the trophy.
But Aberdeen attacker Adam Rooney believes there is no chance his team will lose their focus when they face toiling Motherwell at Pittodrie on Friday.
He said: “We are looking forward to the cup game and it is a competition that we want to do well in.
“We had great success in the cups last season and there is no reason why we can’t do that again.
“However we have to take each game as it comes and all of our focus is on our next match.
“We go into every game wanting to win.”
The Dons have made a stuttering start to the new campaign, having tasted defeat four times in their opening 10 fixtures.
However they are only one point short of the 17 points they had accumulated after 10 games in the 2013-14 campaign and Rooney sees no reason for panic just yet.
He added: “I wasn’t here at the start of last season but I think we made a similar start.
“It was a bit stop-start – we would win a game and then follow it up with a draw or a defeat.
“Hopefully in the games we have coming up we can get that consistency we are after and go on a good run.
“Last season we had a lot of games where we required goals late on to win games.
“We controlled matches but it may have been nervy for the supporters as we left it late to win the points.”