Aberdeen defender Scott McKenna picked a bad game to turn in perhaps his worst performance of the season.
The centre-back gave away a penalty and was later sent-off after a skirmish with Alfredo Morelos in the Dons’ 4-2 loss to Rangers.
The defeat leaves the Dons five points behind second place Rangers in the table, and now in a battle with Kilmarnock and Hearts for third place.
McKenna’s performance was very poor, as his handball in the first-half which lead to Rangers’ penalty was inexplicable.
He also managed to get himself in a silly dispute with Morelos which lead to both players being sent-off. He had struggled to contain Morelos before the duo were sent-off.
The game was McKenna’s first since returning from injury, so perhaps he was a little bit rusty.
That doesn’t excuse his mistakes though, and Derek McInnes won’t have been impressed with what he saw.
Any teams interested in signing McKenna wouldn’t have been impressed with his performance either.
Sky Sports revealed that Stoke had a £5 million bid for the player rejected on the last day of the transfer window.
If Aberdeen are to get the money they believe that McKenna is worth, then the player needs to start showing it on the pitch.
Perhaps this was just a bad day at the office for McKenna. Aberdeen will certainly hope so.