Derek McInnes admits it wasn’t nice to be hit by chants for his Aberdeen exit as the Dons drew with St Mirren 0-0 in Paisley.

Both teams searched for a way in front. Ash Taylor glanced a good chance wide from a corner in the opening stages and Niall McGinn had the goal at his mercy at one stage following a Vaclav Hladky error.

McGinn missed a big chance for Aberdeen as McInnes' side drew with St Mirren.
McGinn missed a big chance for Aberdeen as McInnes’ side drew with St Mirren. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Alex Famewo got in front of him though to prevent a goal. Outside of a few goalmouth scrambles, the Dons didn’t really trouble Hladky too much. It leaves Aberdeen four points off third.

The travelling Pittodrie support voiced their displeasure as the game came to a close and it’s something that McInnes admits he was affected by: “Am I disappointed? I can’t pretend otherwise. I am, but that’s the way it is.

“I don’t think it was a lot of them but it was enough to be heard. I’m disappointed, of course I am. We’re all human at the end of the day. I’m a bit gutted by it.

McInnes was left saddened by the Aberdeen chants from some fans. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“It is was it is. You don’t sign up to being Aberdeen manager to be popular. If results don’t come, you have to take the criticism. It’s the same at any bigger club.

“We controlled the game. I have come here with Aberdeen teams in the past and we have not had the same control, so we are disappointed we have not managed to make more of what we had.

“I thought we should have had a penalty in the first half which was crucial for us. St Mirren don’t commit too many bodies forward and they have always got plenty of bodies behind the ball. Sometimes you really need to work hard and search for that space.

Dejected in Paisley. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

“I thought when we turned over possession and we had opportunities to go and get at that quickly we did not take full advantage of that. When we had control of the game we could have moved the ball a bit quicker as it allowed them to get bodies back.

“Even as the home team St Mirren condensed their half of the pitch with plenty of bodies and made sure they got bodies in the way. The onus was on us to break them down and we came to get three points and I am disappointed we have only got one.”

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