Date: 13th October 2015 at 11:32am
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Manager Derek McInnes has said that he has no real concerns over the quality of the squad decent pre international break results going against us.

Going into the lull we had the heavy and unexpected defeat to St Johnstone, making it three on the bounce, so as football begins to return after Scotland’s European disappointment, McInnes was quoted by the Evening Express as saying that he wanted us to get back to basics so we could rediscover the form that had put us top of the Premiership table so far this season.

Giving him confidence that we would do just that, he said there had been no hangover in the dressing room following the recent games, just a determination to get it right again.

‘There is no concern, and the spirit among the players is good. Sometimes bad results happen, and we are just keen to get back to wining ways as quickly as possible. Despite the St Johnstone result we are still top of the league and eight points better off than we were at this stage last year.’

McInnes went on to say that on a like for like basis, this time last year we were four points behind Celtic, so in many ways being a point ahead of them despite the defeats means we have taken advantage of the wriggle room we gave ourselves with our early season form – but obviously what’s key now is we get back to winning ways after those disappointments.

‘At this stage last season we were four points behind Celtic. We are now one point ahead of them. The players need reminded of what it takes to win games and what we need to be doing better, but we are top of the league. We have to keep reminding ourselves of that.’

The gaffer adds quickly that it doesn’t mean we should just ‘accept’ the last result though as it wasn’t good enough, especially the performance, and all three results have to be a wake up call but not the harbinger of doom.

‘That`s not to say we should just accept the result in the last game. It`s important to take a balanced view of what happened though, and stay focused on doing better in the next game. We have shown before we are good enough to win more games than we don`t win. It`s important to get back to that.’

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