Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes hopes that Lewis Ferguson learns from his red card against Celtic. The Dons attacker was sent-off for a lunge on Tom Rogic, as Aberdeen slipped to a 3-0 defeat.

McInnes is hopeful that the player will learn a lesson from the incident.

“It is something Lewis needs to learn from as he allowed his frustration to get the better of him. He has got to have more control than that” McInnes told the Evening Express.

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“Lewis has to be better than that. But will learn from it.”

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Ferguson has had an excellent season for the Dons, but he can have no complaints about the red card. Perhaps he was frustrated as McInnes says. But as the manager also acknowledges, that isn’t much of an excuse.

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Now Ferguson will miss Aberdeen’s huge match against Kilmarnock at Rugby Park on Saturday as a result of his red card.

The Dons go into the game level of points with Kilmarnock, but behind Steve Clarke’s side on goal difference. It was always going to be a tough game for Aberdeen.

It will even tougher without one of their best players, but at least Graeme Shinnie will be back after missing the semi-final.

Hopefully for all at Pittodrie, Ferguson will take heed of his manager’s words and not make the same mistake again.