Aberdeen mainstay Lewis Ferguson has made a claim that has so far not been backed up by the Dons’ results this season.
The midfielder thinks that the Pittodrie side have a stronger squad than they did last season.
“I would say we are stronger in terms of depth” Ferguson said, as reported by the Press and Journal.
“Got it spot-on”
“Last season we had a lot of injuries and it left us a wee bit short but this year the staff have got it spot-on with their signings.”
So far the results have not backed up Ferguson’s claims. The Dons look on the verge of going out of Europe as they trail Rijeka 2-0 going into the second leg of the Europa League tie.
Biggest signing has rarely featured
That was followed by a 1-0 loss to St Mirren. It is still early in the season. The biggest signing of the summer, Craig Bryson, has rarely featured so far.
However, it cannot be denied that the Dons are missing the likes of Gary Mackay-Steven and especially Graeme Shinnie so far this season.
There is still time for the Dons to get back on track this season. A comeback victory against Rijeka would make things look a lot better for the team and Derek McInnes.
However, should the Dons fail to reach the Europa League play-offs, it will be a poor start to the season.