Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has called for his players to step up and find their winning mentality after another poor result.
The Dons drew 0-0 with Kilmarnock in what was a bleak affair. Whilst it wasn’t the worst result, it leaves them with four points from their opening three games. McInnes knows that his side should probably have more than that.
His players haven’t got going in the Premiership and now their manager is challenging them to find a winning streak.
McInnes told the Evening Express: “For the new players who have come in they need to get equipped. And for the players who have been here for a while need to be equipped to win more games.
“That was not a good point for us and we need to grasp that sooner than later.”
McInnes knows Aberdeen have to start finding ways to win
Their campaign got off to a great start at home to Hearts. They nearly threw it away after going behind, but the Dons fought from 2-1 down to win 3-2 against the Jambos, in what was a thrilling game.
It seems as though the manner of their Europa League exit may have affected them. They dropped out via a 4-0 aggregate loss to Rijeka, not putting up much of a fight in the process.
Their second league game was a disappointing 1-0 defeat to St Mirren. A League Cup fright against Dundee gave them a scare, but again they looked poor against Killie.
They weren’t too bad at the back, it’s going forward. Sam Cosgrove has scored nine goals in nine games, with Aberdeen scoring 15 as a whole.
They haven’t scored in a game where he hasn’t netted and that is worrying. McInnes has to find a way to get his other attackers firing so that they can give the Englishman a hand.
Overall though the Dons boss will be disappointed with his opening three games. The win against Hearts was good, but Aberdeen should be beating St Mirren and Kilmarnock.
Both sides could end up in the bottom six this year. Dropping points to them at this early stage does not bode well for when the Dons face the likes of Celtic and Rangers.
McInnes will be desperate to put some more points on the board. There is a good chance to do that this weekend against newly promoted Ross County at Pittodrie. They can’t afford to drop more points, even at this early stage of the season.