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Derek McInnes requires players to live up as his best Aberdeen team

Sun 27 December 2020 | 12:17

Aberdeen boss, Derek McInnes wants his team to live up to their billing after they fought to earn a 2-1 triumph against 10-man St Johnstone.

At the end of the first half, the Dons fell behind to a Liam Gordon header but were equalized at the interval thanks to a questionable Sam Cosgrove penalty.

Ash Taylor scored what would prove to be

Aberdeen

’s winner before Saints striker, Callum Hendry saw red for two bookable offences.

McInnes

laid down the gauntlet to his players and said:

“We’re halfway through the league now and with 38 points, we’re well on track to securing another European slot.

“We’ve still got it all to do. Anybody and everybody has told me this is the strongest squad we’ve had in my time here, but we’ve still got it all to prove.

“We’re being tested at the moment with injuries and suspensions but we’re still managing to dig out results and a result like today will do us no harm.

”We’re asking a lot of the players this month. They’ve got their reward today and hopefully we can get a similar outcome come the game against Livingston.”

Saints boss, Callum Davidson has asked his players to improve their order and discipline after being reduced to 10 men.

Davidson announced:

“They’re professional football players, so they have to be disciplined. You get bad decisions in games, so let me shout on the sidelines. The players affect the game on the pitch.

“I’m disappointed with Michael and now Callum. We’ve not got the biggest of squads and to lose two players – with Jason Kerr, that’s been three games now we’ve lost players – for me isn’t good enough.

“As a group, not just individuals, we need that professional discipline in games to see games out. Stay on the park and be effective that way.”

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