New captain Ryan Jack was on target as Aberdeen beat Brechin City 8-2 in a Glebe Park friendly on Wednesday night.
Last season's top scorer Adam Rooney hit a hat-trick and Peter Pawlett, Shay Logan, Jonny Hayes and Michael Rose were also among the goals. Andy Jackson and Robert Thomson scored for Darren Dods' side, who included several trialists.
Aberdeen's season gets under way for real next week when they face KF Shkëndija of Macedonia in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.
St Johnstone, who head for Armenia in European action next midweek, drew 1-1 with Glenavon.