ABERDEEN stepped up their Europa League preparations by over-running League One Brechin City 8-2.
The Dons are set to face Macedonian top flight outfit KF Shkendija in the first qualifying round in Skopje on Thursday July 2.
And they got a vital run out at Glebe Park against a Brechin side who fielded four trialists in their starting 11.
Aberdeen also came through the game with no injuries ahead of the European first leg tie.
The friendly offered the Red Army the chance to see summer signings Paul Quinn and Graeme Shinnie make their Dons debuts.
Former Ross County skipper Quinn started with former Inverness Caley Thistle skipper Graeme Shinnie coming off the bench at half-time.
Ryan Jack opened the scoring for the Dons in the seventh minute when he curled a superb 20 yard shot past keeper Paddy O’Neill.
Dons keeper Scott Brown saved a Calum Tapping penalty soon after.
Star striker Adam Rooney netted from the edge of the box in the 24th minute before making it 3-0 from the penalty spot soon after.
Brechin hit back in the 33rd minute when Andy Jackson sprung the offside trap and shot past Brown.
Aberdeen netted through Peter Pawlett and Shaleum Logan to make it 5-1 at half-time.
Rooney grabbed his hat-trick from the penalty spot soon after the break.
Brechin hit back through Robert Thomson to make it 6-2 before Jonny Hayes netted for the Dons for 7-2.
Substitute Michael Rose headed home late on from a Barry Robson cross to complete the rout.