Aberdeen assistant boss Tony Docherty has revealed that the mood at the club is upbeat, despite a poor run of form. The reason for that is the battling performance that the Dons put in against Celtic in midweek.

The Dons did lose the game 1-0, to make it a record six games in a row without a goal. However, the performance in the game was good. Indeed, Aberdeen were slightly unfortunate to lose the match.

Docherty did concede though, that Aberdeen are under pressure to bring their poor run to an end against Kilmarnock at Pittodrie tomorrow.

“Every game has got pressure”

“Every game has got pressure, particularly when you are at a club like Aberdeen. There is always going to be pressure” he said.

Aberdeen assistant Tony Docherty a win (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“There is a good mood around the camp right now because of the level of performance that we put in against Celtic and that gives us confidence” Docherty stated.

Trailing in battle for third

As it stands Aberdeen are currently four points behind Hibernian in the battle for third in the Scottish Premiership. To stand a chance of catching the Easter Road side, the Dons need to get back to winning ways quickly.

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Aberdeen’s Jonny Hayes may miss the game against Kilmarnock (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Aberdeen assistant also provided an update on Jonny Hayes’ fitness. Hayes was injured in the loss to Celtic. Docherty has admitted that the player might not make the Kilmarnock game. However, he hasn’t been ruled out yet.

“Jonny is a doubt. He came off the other night with a hamstring injury. So, he is with the physios at the moment. He came off the other night because of his hamstring. But we will do all that we can to make sure he is available because he is an important player for us” he concluded.

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