Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes feels that the club has been missing something in recent performances. The Dons have not won any of their last three games in all competitions.

They lost to Rangers and drew with Hamilton in the league, and were knocked out of the Betfred Cup by St Mirren.

Key player missing from recent games

The Dons were missing one of their most important players for those three games – Lewis Ferguson. The 21-year-old missed out as he had to self-isolate following the Scotland under-21 Covid-19 outbreak.

Aberdeen v Hamilton - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen have missed Lewis Ferguson in recent weeks (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

However, now the player is set to be available to take on St Mirren on Saturday. It is a return that is most welcome for McInnes, who believes that the player can add the x-factor that has been missing in recent performances.

“Ferguson will give us a lot of what was lacking in that first half at St Mirren” he said.

“We lacked aggression”

“Having that type of aggression and competitiveness is important for every team. We lacked aggression in the middle of the park at St Mirren and aggression throughout” McInnes continued.

Rangers v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Derek McInnes is set to face St Mirren for the second time in a week (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Dons boss went on to identify what was missing in recent performances, particularly the cup loss to St Mirren.

“That natural aggression, competitiveness and desire to go and get your hands dirty wasn’t in evidence against St Mirren right across the board in the first half. However, we still expect to be far more difficult to play against, and we were far from that in the first half” he concluded.

Have something to tell us about this article?