Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has defended both his record as manager and his team’s record overall in the wake of the 4-1 loss to Ross County last Saturday.

Even though Aberdeen is in action tomorrow against Motherwell, the loss to Ross County has continued to be a talking point. It also inspired some banners critical of McInnes outside Pittodrie.

Has met remit expected

McInnes accepts that the result against Ross County wasn’t acceptable. However, he does not think that Aberdeen have suddenly turned into a poor side. Indeed, he believes that he has met the remit of what was expected of him when he took the job.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“When we first came in, our remit was to be a top-six team, try to get into Europe, try to win a cup. Develop players and sell them, get to finals and be competitive. We’ve done that” he said (Daily Record).

“Do we want better? Of course. Results like Saturday have been, by and large, very rare. But we do deserve criticism for the result, no doubt” McInnes continued.

He feels that Aberdeen still have plenty to play for this season, as they aim for third place in the Premiership.

“A poor performance”

“It was a horrible day and a poor performance – but we are not a poor team. If we win our games in hand we are in third spot. And we are in and around Livingston and Hibs, who have had plenty of plaudits this season.

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Derek McInnes’ Aberdeen side return to action against Motherwell tomorrow (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We are judged on previous campaigns and I believe we will show our strength between now and the end of the season” McInnes concluded.

Aberdeen fans will get the chance to see if McInnes’ optimism is justified when they take on Motherwell tomorrow afternoon.

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