Aberdeen great Willie Miller has detailed what the club must do next in the battle for third place in the Scottish Premiership. That is, to take six points from their two games before the Premiership split.
The Dons face Hamilton and Dundee United in the two games before the split, and Miller believes that taking six points is a must to keep the pressure on Hibernian.
“Take six points”
“Aberdeen must take six points before the split to keep the pressure on and capitalise if the Easter Road side do fail to claim victory in any of those fixtures” he said (Evening Express).
As it stands Hibernian lead the battle for third place by four points, and also have a game in hand. However, Aberdeen and Hibernian will face off one final time this season in one of the fixtures after the split.
Miller wants that game to have some significance. For that to happen, the Dons will need to win both of their games before the split.
“Make the game meaningful”
“Hibernian have still to come to Pittodrie in the post-split fixtures, and it is vital Aberdeen make the game meaningful in the battle to get third.
“It will be a test of nerve for both Aberdeen and Hibernian in the run-in” the former Dons manager reckons.
Whilst Aberdeen play Hamilton this weekend, Jack Ross’ side faces a trip to newly crowned Betfred Cup winners St Johnstone.
Meanwhile, in the last fixtures before the split, whilst Aberdeen takes on Dundee United Hibernian will play Livingston, whilst facing a trip to Ross County in-between. Their last three games before the split are all away from Easter Road.