ABERDEEN boss Craig Brown believes his squad has the depth to stay at the top end of the SPL table after they moved second with victory at an on-form Hibs.

A patched-up Dons outfit jumped ahead of their rivals, and a point behind leaders Celtic, after Niall McGinn continued his recent hot streak with his eighth goal of the season to snatch a 1-0 success.

"We've come here to the team in second place with seven first team players missing," he said. "I think that shows we've got good resilience and a good attitude in the squad. We were good on the counter-attack."