Aberdeen great Willie Miller feels that manager Derek McInnes deserves to be given the rest of the season to try and help the Dons achieve third place in the Premiership.

McInnes is under real pressure at the moment, with the Dons in a poor run of form. The recent 2-o loss to Hibernian saw the Easter Road side steal a march in the battle for third in the Premiership.

Backed by club chief

Perhaps more significantly, Aberdeen chief Dave Cormack gave McInnes a vote of confidence until the end of the season on Monday night.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is under pressure (Photo by Craig Foy/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now Miller has had his say. He believes that McInnes has earned enough credit in his eight years as Aberdeen boss to get the rest of the season.

“There is a lot of frustration among supporters about not just results, but the quality of play and lack of creativity. That is understandable” he said (Evening Express).

 

“How you are judged”

“Derek McInnes has kept the Dons up near the top end of the table and that is how you are judged as manager of Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen lost 2-0 to Hibernian at the weekend (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

“I believe he still has credit remaining in the bank after almost eight years at the club and deserved the chance to get results back on track” Miller continued.

“I believe he should be given the opportunity from now until the end of the season to turn this around and get third” the former Aberdeen captain and manager continued.

Only time will tell if McInnes gets the rest of the season. However, he is set to be in charge for Aberdeen’s game this weekend against St Mirren. A game the Dons really need to win to get their season back on track.

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