Former Aberdeen captain Russell Anderson has come to the defence of Dons manager Derek McInnes. McInnes has been criticised after the Dons lost 5-o to Rangers, following on the back of the Betfred Cup exit to Hearts.

However, Anderson feels that McInnes doesn’t deserve the criticism and that a win in the upcoming game against Hibs will get the fans back onside.

“It would be a big call”

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“Some people will say it’s not knee-jerk and it has been building but it would be a big call to even consider his position” Anderson said, as reported by the Daily Record.

“A good result against Hibs can put everyone in a better frame of mind going into the international break”

The former Dons skipper also believes results will improve once some of Aberdeen’s injured players return to the squad.

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“Improving on the last two results has to be the aim and I’m sure that will happen as the injured players come back.”

Nature of the defeat would concern Dons fans

Whilst it is true that Aberdeen will improve when the injured players return, the nature of the loss at Ibrox must have been a real concern to the Dons fans.

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Anderson mentioned the Hibs game, and that looks to be a big one for both the players, and the management. Hibs recently showed improvement in the 1-1 draw against Celtic. If they play as well against Aberdeen, it could be another long day for the Pittodrie fans.

The Dons really need a win to get the fans back on board after two poor recent results. If they don’t, the pressure will grow on Derek McInnes.

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