20 Aug More to come from Dons
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes admitted his side were not at their best even as they overcame Dundee 2-1 to maintain their wining start to the season.
The Dons have now won three in the league and another in the cup with just next week’s game at Partick Thistle before the first international break.
And McInnes says his side targeted wins in all of those games, saying: “We’re aware ourselves that we need to find improvements in our performances as we go along. Today we were disjointed and didn’t have that natural flow to our game.
“Three points is three points and we’ll take it because there’ll be games this season where we’ll be deserving of more but we’ll be unlucky and come away with nothing.
“Three wins in the league and another in the cup is a good start, but it’s what we expected of ourselves. We set high standards and it’s up to us to meet them.
“Every game is a challenge and today was no different. The players deserve a lot of credit because they stuck to their task and get the job done.”
Dundee boss Neil McCann pointed to his side’s inexperience as a key reason in them failing to take at least a point from the game.
Stevie May’s 11th-minute opener had been cancelled out by a superb Roarie Deacon strike, but May struck again while Dundee were down to nine men through injury, and McCann felt his side could have managed the situation better.
“I thought Aberdeen were the better side in the early stages of the match but once we got to grips with things I think we more than held our own, and when we got our equaliser and then Scott [Allan] has his chance – if he’d taken that I think we’d have gone on to win,” he said.
“It’s so hard to take. You go down to nine men and I thought we had our subs ready, but you have to wait until the players are off. We’ve got a very young back four, and I thought we could have got the ball out of play to get our subs on.
“We didn’t do that. We kept it alive, they have two bites at the cherry and it’s gut wrenching when he rips one into the top corner. It was a great finish, but it’s a sore one.”