Date: 6th November 2015 at 6:55pm
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With Celtic disappointment behind him, manager Derek McInnes is now looking for a return to winning ways in the game against Dundee United this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site in his pre game press conference the manager explained that we simply had to do all we could to ensure we gave ourselves the best chance possible of taking all three points again.

And that applied as much to the decisions he took for the match as it did for the performances of the players.

‘We have to do all we can to give ourselves the best chance to win the three points. So that includes picking the right team, to the players playing with confidence, doing well and getting the job done with everyone behind them. We do see the importance of winning all three points. But no one is just going to give us them. We have to go out and earn them. The best way to do that is by playing well.’

McInnes went on to say that sometimes in football you can want a result too much, and that over eagerness counts against you when it comes to be disciplined and making the correct decisions, so for him there’s a difference between having an intensity and then in effect playing like headless chickens.

‘There has to be an intensity, yes there has to be a real determination and a passion that you would expect from the team. But there also has to be a calmness and good decision making and confidence within our play and we back ourselves to be good enough to go and win the game. We can’t just go out hoping to win and hoping everything goes ok. We have to be more professional than that.’

With current form and issue, he went on to say.

‘We have shown in the past couple of years that we are a team that can go on good runs over a long period of time. But for us at the moment we just need to look at the next game and get a start. Every run has to start somewhere. That is what we are looking to do at the moment and that is all we are looking at. We always look at the opposition but it is important that we don’t look too closely. It is our performance that concerns me. We can’t determine how they are feeling going into the game and how they are going to play at times. We just have to make sure it is a strong Aberdeen performance from our point of view.’

Ending his interview, McInnes went on to talk about team news and the current state of play when it came to injuries.

‘Team news is that Cammy Smith is back training today. Josh Parker picked up a little knock on Tuesday and will not train today but will maybe train tomorrow. Andy Considine is fine and everyone else is good to go.’

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