Aberdeen defender Andy Considine has responded to questioning over fans’ criticism following their 2-0 win over Livingston.
Despite seeing their side jump up to third in the league with victory in West Lothian, supporters still voiced their frustrations during the match.
They were unhappy with the style of play as the Dons toiled their way over the finishing line.
In a results driven business, Considine has said three points is all that matter.
When asked about fan criticism, He told the Daily Record (Page four, The Monday Winner, 23/09/19): “You grow a thick skin, block it out and stick to the game plan and I felt we did that.
“It wasn’t pretty but we got the job done. We got the second goal when Livingston gambled, throwing men forward, and Sam got in for the penalty. I can’t say that was the icing on the cake but it was certainly a breath of fresh air for us because we got peppered all game.
“Listen, we ground it out. You get half a dozen of those in a season. It was a smash and grab if I’m honest. We’ll take it because it’s a results business and it puts us third in the league which is great. That’s probably the only positive we’ll take from it.”
Considine seems to acknowledge why Aberdeen fans were annoyed
Seeing as the ‘only positive’ Considine is taking from the Livi clash is three points, it shows that he must know Aberdeen didn’t play well during that match.
Going forward it was always route one, with long balls to Curtis Main proving ineffective for most of the game. Their goals came from two set pieces in the form of a corner and a penalty.
They got away with it on Saturday and Livi will feel aggrieved that they never got at least a point.
Aberdeen’s next trip is away to Rangers, a ground they had plenty of success at last season with three wins. Play like they did in West Lothian though and they’ll be lucky to escape Ibrox without a hiding.
McInnes does have them third in the league though. Until they start sliding down the table, there’s only so much fans can complain about.