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Derek McInnes asks Aberdeen to use Celtic vulnerability at set-pieces

Sat 27 February 2021 | 14:15

Aberdeen boss, Derek McInnes has asked his team to manage set-pieces when they arrive at Celtic Park for the second time in 10 days.

Aberdeen

 

created some good chances in a 1-0 loss at Parkhead last week, but McInnes was disappointed that they did not handle crosses into the box.

Celtic proved their continuous vulnerability at set-plays when Jordan White could score after a free-kick with a free header in a 1-0 defeat over Ross County on Sunday, which led to Neil Lennon’s removal.

McInnes

 

highlighted:

“I spoke about positives from the game last week but that was the disappointment, that we had umpteen crosses and numerous set-plays going in, and we never took full advantage of it.

“More from our point of view, in terms of the size in the team, and that we have got players like McGinn, who can produce that delivery.

“Saturday showed the importance of that, a good set-piece goal that every team needs to carry a threat from. Saturday will be no different from any other game that we try to carry a threat from open play and set-plays.”

Hendry is going to have a better impact on Aberdeen’s run-in after fellow loan striker, Fraser Hornby experienced a tear in his thigh.

The 23-year-old had a good scoring rate for St Johnstone last season, scoring nine goals in 27 matches.

“For strikers, it’s so important they get their goals,”

McInnes

 

added.

“You can bang on about the merits of every performance. Callum is very hard-working, very honest, very eager to make his mark here, and that pleases me. Coming on and getting that goal will do him no harm at all.

“I like Callum, I think he’s a good competitor, a good mover, and when we have played against him, I always felt he was one we had to be mindful of if he gets good service.”

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