Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass had admitted he wasn’t surprised at his side’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Livingston yesterday but insists that the season isn’t “running away” from the Dons.

The defeat saw the Dons slip out of the top six with Dundee United replacing them as a result of their draw with St Johnstone but Glass saw some positives at the Tony Macaroni.

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The Aberdeen boss thinks his side struggle with the “ugly side” of the game as referee Kevin Clancy went card happy in West Lothian, dishing out more than a dozen bookings and a red card.

“There is no surprise, we are not surprised at what the game became, that’s the disappointing thing,” Glass told RedTV after his side’s 2-1 defeat.

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We’ve handled that a couple of times already, once here and once at home this season.

“There is no reason for us not to handle that other than mentality and thinking we are slightly better than we are, and not handling the ugly side of the game.

“Once we started doing that late in the game we looked like a team. We didn’t look like a team early on.

“I don’t feel the season’s running away from us. As poor as we’ve been we’re fortunate the teams around us aren’t winning games either. A lot of teams will be in the same boat as us, thinking they should be doing better.”

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