Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has been under some real pressure lately. The Dons have seen Hibernian open up a five point gap in the battle for third place in the Premiership. The team has won just one of it’s last eight league games.
The loss to Hibernian last week prompted a reaction from the club, and it was certainly an interesting one. The club published a statement on its website from chairman Dave Cormack.
Chairman spoke with McInnes
In the statement, Cormack acknowledged that he had met with McInnes the day after the loss to Aberdeen, but that after a board meeting the club backed the manager to get Aberdeen ‘back on track’.
Now that McInnes has the backing of the board, it is imperative that Aberdeen start winning games again, starting with Saturday’s game against St Mirren.
Won’t be an easy task
That will not be an easy task for the Dons. After all, only a few weeks ago St Mirren defeated Celtic 2-1 in Glasgow. However, to relieve some of the pressure, McInnes needs a win.
It should be pointed out that Aberdeen still have a more than decent chance of finishing third in the league. They many trail Hibernian by five points, but they do have a game in hand.
A win against St Mirren would perhaps not get Aberdeen’s season completely back on track, but it would get the team a much-needed three points.
It would also be a bonus for the Dons if one of the deadline day signings – Florian Kamberi, Callum Hendry or Fraser Hornby found the back of the net. Some goals from that trio could get Aberdeen’s season up and running once more.