Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright expects the Rugby Park side to have a difficult afternoon against Aberdeen, even though the Dons are on a record-breaking goal drought.

Aberdeen have not scored a goal in their last six league games, and manager Derek McInnes is under pressure heading into this afternoon’s game at Pittodrie.

Despite Aberdeen’s poor run, Wright reckons that they will still be favourites to win the match. However, he plans to extend the poor run if possible.

“Certainly be favourites”

“They’ve got a really good squad of players and irrespective of the fact they’ve not scored in six games, they’ll certainly be favourites for the game” he said.

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Kilmarnock and Aberdeen in action in December (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“But we go there believing that we can create more difficulties for them and try and get the three points” Wright stated.

Kilmarnock are also in a bit of a poor run. They are on a run of seven losses in a row. That will be one of the main reasons that Wright was appointed manager in the first place, to bring an end to such a poor run.

Need to start winning games

Wright has disclosed that his players are well aware of the need to start winning games, to move away from the relegation zone.

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Both Kilmarnock and Aberdeen are in poor form (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“When you are on the run we are on, you have to pick up points. We have to start winning games and the players are fully aware of that” he said.

At the moment, Kilmarnock is in 10th place in the Premiership. They are only a point ahead of bottom of the table Ross County, so their need for points is quite pressing.

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