Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes has sent a blunt message to his teammates as they struggle to find the back of the net. He wants them to be more ruthless in front of goal.
In their last 12 games in all competitions, the most amount of goals that Aberdeen have managed to score in a game is two. They haven’t scored three or more goals since the 3-3 draw with Celtic in October.
The team’s results have still been decent. But Hayes feels that with the addition of more goals the team could turn draws into wins. Therefore, he has called for them to take more responsibility when it comes to creating chances.
“We need to score more”
“To turn the draws we have had into wins, quite simply we need to score more goals” he said.
Hayes feels that perhaps the players are more focused on making sure that the team does well defensively rather than going forward.
“Maybe at the back of our minds we know we have been doing well defensively and want to keep that going rather than attacking and scoring goals.
“It is up to us”
“It is up to us as players, as a unit on the pitch, we need to recognise that during the game and commit more bodies forward” Hayes said.
He then called on his teammates to have more efforts on goal. Hayes wants more focus on the attacking side of the game.
“We need to put more emphasis on scoring goals and that means the players taking more responsibility, whether that be with creating chances or having more shots” the former Celtic man concluded.
We will see if Hayes gets his wish when Aberdeen take on Ross County this afternoon.