Aberdeen manager at a loss to explain flat Dons performance v Hibs

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass was at a loss to explain his side’s lack of energy in last night’s 1-0 defeat by Hibs at Easter Road – admitting they got what they deserved from the game.

A Ryan Porteous header was the difference between the sides as Shaun Maloney took charge of Hibs for the first time after replacing Jack Ross in the Easter Road dugout.

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With last night’s game likely the last for a while in front of fans, Glass was particularly disappointed with how flat his side looked, with Hibs leapfrogging the Dons in the Premiership table.

“We didn’t produce as much as we have recently, so disappointing to lose a goal from a set-piece and didn’t do enough to win it at the other end. You get what you deserve.

“Porteous has a header free from six yards, you know what’s going to happen. That’s why you try to prevent it but the other side of it we need to do more at the other side of the pitch and play with more energy.

“I think the game overall you could probably say there wasn’t a lot created, so it wasn’t just from our end. We didn’t threaten them enough. I think Marley had a header where he could’ve done a little bit better. I think if he punches it back across where it came from, he’s probably scoring.

“In general, the energy level of the group didn’t look great and there’s no reason for it. It feels like it’s the last time we’re going to play in front of fans for a while, so you’d expect a better energy level about the group.”

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