Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack has publicly backed Dons boss Derek McInnes after speculation over his future.

McInnes’ side are on a torrid run at the moment, winning once out of their last eight league games. They are also five points behind third placed Hibs after a 2-0 defeat at Easter Road on Saturday, rumours circulating that could have been McInnes’ last match in charge.

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Could have been curtains. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

But the Aberdeen chairman has put those rumours to bed and has called upon the Pittodrie faithful to back McInnes: “Following speculation around the manager’s position, Derek and I met on Sunday and discussed the team’s poor run of form since the turn of the year.

“From my personal perspective there is no doubting Derek’s continued desire to drive success for the Club. Having qualified for Europe seven seasons in a row, and with a healthy 54% win-rate over almost 400 games in charge, it’s important that Derek focuses on integrating last week’s three new signings, and getting the team back to winning ways.

 

“The coaching staff have had only one full day’s training with Fraser Hornby and Callum Hendry, whilst Florian Kamberi will hopefully arrive in the next few days. The board met today and are fully behind Derek getting us back on track, as he’s demonstrated countless times over his eight year tenure.

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Cormack backs McInnes. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We’re at the business end of the season and we still have 33 points to play for. It’s critical that we all get behind Derek and the team as we strive for the best possible league finish and qualify for European football once again.”

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