It was a bad night for Aberdeen on Tuesday, as they suffered a 2-0 loss to Livingston at Pittodrie. The defeat, coupled with Hibernian’s 2-1 win over St Mirren, sees the Dons slip to fourth in the Premiership.

The game was arguably lost for Derek McInnes’ side when they conceded two goals in the opening 16 minutes of the match. That left the team with a mountain to climb. However, despite the loss, McInnes was pleased with the performance of new signing Callum Hendry.

Both Hendry and fellow deadline day arrival Fraser Hornby made their Aberdeen debuts in the game. McInnes feels that Hendry can be happy with his night’s work.

“He showed well”

“Callum looked good, he moved well, his touch was good, he came on at a tough time, but he showed well, he was brave, he showed well for the ball, so he can be pleased with his performance” he said (official Aberdeen website).

St Johnstone's Callum Hendry

Callum Hendry made his Aberdeen debut against Livingston (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McInnes also hopes that fellow new arrival Florian Kamberi will be available for Saturday’s game against Hibernian. A game that will be vital in the battle for third place in the Premiership.

“We need everybody now”

“Hopefully Kamberi can be with us before Saturday and can play his part as well, because we need everybody now at this stage. We’ll need to wait and see on that, but we hope we can get him in for the game at Easter Road” McInnes stated.

St Johnstone's Callum Hendry in action

Callum Hendry in action for St Johnstone earlier this season (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Dons boss is also confident that his team can bounce back from the loss to achieve a victory at Easter Road.

“We’re missing too many opportunities at the minute as we go into the business end of the season, but it’s still all there to do. Hopefully we’ll go there and get the desired result, as we have done before.”

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