Date: 27th October 2015 at 1:12pm
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Manager Derek McInnes has said the showing against Motherwell at the weekend was a little bit more like Aberdeen following our run of recent results.

Video – Motherwell Highlights

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference after we took a one all draw and a point from the visitors, the gaffer explained that whilst there were positives he could take from the performance, clearly we still have a way to go in terms of returning to our early season form.

‘I thought the performance was more like us. It’s the type of home performance that has been good enough to win games over the last couple of years and I thought we were good enough up until Motherwell equalised. Once we got the first goal we created a few chances in the second half and there was a lot of pace and incisiveness to our performance.’

McInnes went on to say that he couldn’t deny though that it had been a ‘big improvement’ on our showings over the last couple of weeks, but we really needed to get that second goal and give ourselves another lift – and in the process kill the game off and knock the stuffing out of them, but with us not doing that he wasn’t surprised to see it end level.

‘Credit to Mark McGhee for his substitutions, he changed his forwards round but I think there was an over eagerness from them at times to get the equaliser which gave us opportunities to pick them off. We felt that Reynolds goal should have stood, for me he was onside so we didn’t get the break with that but we didn’t make the most of our opportunities and we lost a poor goal which is something that we have seen over the last few weeks. When I said that there was a familiarity about the performance, normally we would have won that game 1-0 and been ruing the missed chances to make it 2 and 3 but we still had a job to do there to meet our responsibilities to see the game off and it was far too cheap a goal for us to concede.’

Having said their eagerness gave us opportunities we couldn’t capitalise on, he went on to say that when they got it back to one one we were the side that was too eager to get the next one and we lost our shape and discipline, and at that stage they were the more likely to take all three points in his mind.

‘We got into positions to score. All of our front four had opportunities to get the second goal and it was good to see them backing themselves in those areas. For me there are some real positives to take from the game and it’s a big improvement in performance from the last few weeks. I think next Saturday was always going to be a good game anyway but ideally we wanted to go back to the top of the league tonight. We haven’t managed to do that but it represents a real opportunity for us to get back to winning ways in probably the most difficult fixture that you can face in the season.’

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