Derek McInnes has offered his apologies to Aberdeen fans following their crushing weekend defeat.

The Dons were humbled 4-0 by Celtic as a first half capitulation was enough to confine McInnes’ side to a heavy defeat.

A damaging defeat for the Dons. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

He has since offered an apology to supporters. He told the Daily Record (page 48, 28/10/19): “I was astonished at some of the defending and the goals we lost. It was painful.

“I can only apologise to our supporters. They deserve better than that. I deserve better than that. We were awful. After losing the first goal we lacked personality and determination. I felt every time the ball went in our box it was a goal to Celtic.”


McInnes is under pressure from some Aberdeen fans

Already this season, some Aberdeen fans have been split over whether Derek McInnes is the right man to lead the Dons forward.

McInnes has been questioned by supporters. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some of the blame for this defeat will fall at McInnes’ door but the players aren’t inexcusable either. They failed to carry out the plan their manager set for them prior to the match.

Fans were heading for the exits as early as half time, clearly unhappy with what they had witnessed. For pressure to ease on McInnes from the stands, Aberdeen must avoid more off days like this.

The weekend’s defeat was a sore one that is probably best left in the past as Aberdeen continue to strive for third place.

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