Aberdeen captain Joe Lewis has disclosed that the club are still aiming to split the Old Firm this season and finish in second place in the Premiership despite a poor run of form.

The Dons are without a win in three in the Premiership, and currently sit in fourth place in the table, three points behind Neil Lennon’s struggling Celtic side having played a game more.

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Hamilton's Ryan Fulton

Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis and Hamilton’s Ryan Fulton (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, Lewis has not given up hope of catching the current Premiership champions, and pipping them and Hibernian to a second place finish in the league table.

“Try and push on”

“It has to be the aim – to try and push on in the league. We take it game by game and don’t necessarily look at other teams. We have a big week to train ahead of the Ross County game and will try to take full points there” Lewis said.

Lewis also reflected on Aberdeen’s recent poor run, which has seen them relinquish third spot in the Premiership table to Hibernian.

Joe Lewis in action for Aberdeen

Joe Lewis in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Dons captain feels like the team should have won some of the recent games, and that the players still have confidence in their abilities.

“We should have won”

“It’s been a disappointing couple of results. Rangers then Hamilton now here (against St Mirren). We should have won the Hamilton game and probably feel like we could have won last week as well. It happens. Teams go through ups and down and I don’t think the boys feel they are lacking in confidence. You just have to work hard, make sure you don’t get too low when the lows come and don’t get carried away when the highs come” he said.


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