Aberdeen defender Zak Vyner has spoken about some of the things his side must do better following their draw with St Johnstone.

Ryan Hedges got the opener for the Dons, which was his third goal in four Premiership matches.

Hedges is on good form. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Michael O’Halloran equalised before half time and Derek McInnes’ men weren’t able to get back in front. The draw leaves them in fourth with eight points.

The Red Army defender has listed some of the things his team need to improve upon if they want to achieve success this term.

He told the club’s website: “We have to execute our game plan better. We have to be more ruthless whether it be with a tackle or a cross or a shot.

Vyner wants better from Aberdeen. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

“We have a team that have a lot of quality and we should be doing better. Not in an arrogant way, but we have to show that it our play. We have to stamp our authority on the game.

“We have to show that this place is a fortress. We have to go out with the attitude that we are not going to drop points here and we have to show that in the way we play.”

Aberdeen have a big opportunity this term, they must capitalise on it

With Hearts and Hibs floundering towards the bottom of the league, this season presents a big opportunity for Aberdeen. They have a clear path to third place.

A chance to reach third. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

They may sit in fourth just now, but they aren’t showing much drive to achieve that goal. Against St Johnstone the team was poor, more so in the second half.

Towards the end of the game Aberdeen were just sending it long in a desperate attempt to find the net. Before that, there didn’t seem to be an urgency to get forward, with the Dons registering just two shots on target (BBC).

If they really want to secure that third place spot, they need to pick up maximum points against the likes of St Johnstone. They’ve won just one of their last nine competitive fixtures, plus the Pittodrie side have a stronger squad.

Aberdeen should be beating St Johnstone. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

St Johnstone managed to keep up their impressive Pittodrie form though, suffering just two defeats on their last nine visits. Aberdeen on the other hand have let three valuable points slip through the cracks.

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