Derek McInnes says he’s after a couple extra bits of transfer business as the Aberdeen boss looks to beef up his squad.
The Dons drew 0-0 with St Mirren in their latest encounter. Not much was created in front of goal for either side. Niall McGinn did miss a good chance though after a Vaclav Hladky error presented him with an almost open goal, but he was denied by an Alex Famewo block.
Jonathan Obika should have made it 1-0 for St Mirren but his effort when clean through on goal with Joe Lewis hit the post. Aberdeen remain four points off third.
McInnes says it’s clear to see that third is the expectation for his side as he looks to get more transfers done this week, particularly in one unnamed area.
“It is one defeat in five and it is another cleansheet,” said McInnes. “I thought defensively we were good. Middle of the park we were absolutely fine.
“We are just looking for a bit more slickness in the final third and confidence to take shots on. More responsibility to take shots on and to take care of that final pass. And maybe be a bit more instinctive rather than over thinking our play in the final bit.
“We had eleven corners today. We should be doing better with the size of my team and with the deliveries of McGinn. There is clearly still loads we can improve on.
“But there was plenty of effort from the team today and we are disappointed we have not managed to win. If we win 1-0 then we could say it has been a very good away performance but we did not do enough to get that goal. We have to take responsibility for that.
“If results don’t come then sometimes you have to take the criticism. It is the same at any of the bigger clubs. Clearly there is a demand on us to finish third.”
“We would like to try and do one or two other things if we could. We still have Zak, Greg, Craig, and Scott out for a while although James Wilson might be back next week. The other boys are not coming back any time soon.
“So in terms of numbers we were ok today but I would still like to add one or two. Dylan and Matty are two good additions.
“But there is still one area of the team that I would like try and address and bring that to the club next week.”