Aberdeen defender Mikey Devlin has heavily criticised his side’s performance against Rangers at the weekend.

The Dons were rolled over 5-0 at Ibrox, with Alfredo Morelos, Jermain Defoe, Greg Stewart and two James Tavernier penalties doing the damage.

Devlin and co were thumped in Govan. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was a terrible day for the Pittodrie club and Devlin has made it very clear how he feels about the game.

He told the Scottish Daily Mail (page three pullout, 30/09/19): “We barely made a tackle, gave them too much space, lost poor goals, goals which were similar.

“That all comes from not doing the basics right and, against a good Rangers team, you are punished if you let them play. ‘It was 5-0 but it could have been worse and we all need to take a look at ourselves.

Devlin knows Aberdeen weren’t good enough. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“I’ll start by doing that. I wasn’t good enough and, collectively, it wasn’t good enough. We have to pick ourselves up for the Hibs game next week.”

Refreshing honesty from Aberdeen defender Devlin

Devlin clearly recognises how poor his side were at the weekend.  It’s refreshing to see how honest he has been in the wake of this clash.

He isn’t hiding from the critics, instead, it seems as if Devlin is his own harshest critic. Collectively the centre-back knows that Aberdeen messed up and allowed Rangers to walk all over them.

A terrible afternoon. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Whilst statements like this are refreshingly honest, Devlin and his teammates now need to do their talking out on the park.

A good performance against Hibs this weekend is needed to raise spirits around Pittodrie. Some Dons already want Derek McInnes gone and that number will grow if they stumble again this weekend.

Three points is a must for the Red Army against the Hibees.

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