Aberdeen captain Graeme Shinnie has voiced his frustration with the Dons’ recent home form – insisting it is something that needs dealt with.

The Pittodrie side have dropped ten points from twelve in the league and struggled to a 1-1 draw with League Two Stenhousemuir.

2nd February 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Gael Bigirimana of Hibernian and Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen compete for possession of the ball

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Shinnie admits it has been “annoying” as the season enters a critical stage.

“The home form has been annoying and it is something we have to deal with,” Shinnie told the Evening Express.


“We have not been good at home since the turn of the year and that is something we have to put right. The form and the way we have played in the home games has not been good enough. Stenhousemuir came up and got a draw.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 05: Graeme Shinnie of Aberdeen is seen wearing a Rainbow arm band during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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“Against Queen of the South we scored good goals in the second half but I don’t think we played overly great in the game.

“Normally our home form is strong but recently it has not been good enough and that is something we have to put right.”

The Dons are a point clear in third with 12 games to go in the league and face a Scottish Cup quarter-final at Pittodrie against Rangers or Kilmarnock.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 02: Tomas Rogic of Celtic battles with Graeme Shinnie (R) and Dominic Ball of Aberdeen (L) during the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Defeats at home to Rangers and Celtic recently haven’t helped much but games like last weekend’s draw with St. Mirren are points thrown away.

Strong form away from home have kept the Dons in the race for second place and really can’t afford to keep dropping points at home.

If they do then the Dons might just end up missing out on European football next season.

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