Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has insisted he has “no reason to doubt” his players after St. Johnstone condemned them to a 1-0 defeat and extended the Dons’ run of games without a win.
Former Pittodrie striker Stevie May hit the only goal of the game on 84 minutes to shatter the Dons’ hopes of a win and Glass is confident his side are doing “everything they can” to turn results around.
The defeat leaves the Dons sixth in the table, four points off top, and Glass feels there’s still more to come from his players despite their poor start to the campaign.
“There are simple things that are easy to rectify and, defensively, it’s the same thing,” Glass said.
“St Johnstone are in the same situation in that they’re trying to be better than they are.
“The intent is there from us, they’re trying everything they can and I think it will turn.
“We must keep pushing and keep working. There’s no reason to doubt this group.
“There’s no lack of effort but we need more quality and they feel there’s more quality to give.”
Aberdeen face St. Mirren next weekend and Glass admits the performance yesterday was “disappointing and frustrating” as he bemoaned simple mistakes in both halves of the pitch from his stars.
The Pittodrie side probably should have been out of sight before May’s smash and grab stole the three points as he warned his players that is is “important people do their jobs, adding: “There are a few of the boys in there well aware of the situation which caused the goal.
“It was a catalogue of events which led to it where three or four players could actually prevent that. It’s important people do their jobs.
“You’ve got to get back on it and go to work. It was disappointing and frustrating.
“The quality in the final third when we had the ball was not good enough and, defensively, it wasn’t good enough when the game is on the line.
“I covered it before the game, we’ve worked on it all week and it needs to be better.
“It’s not easy to create chances against St Johnstone but I think we created a decent amount, although the final third was lacking.”
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