Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Aberdeen

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

McDiarmid Park

Last Game

St J'stone 1 - 0 Aberdeen

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Scots Prem

Defending concerns McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes admits he is concerned about his side's defending after they suffered a 3-2 pre-season defeat at Peterhead.

Last Updated: 24/07/13 at 10:12 Post Comment

Derek McInnes: Aberdeen manager unhappy with Peterhead defeat

Derek McInnes: Aberdeen manager unhappy with Peterhead defeat

The Dons went three down to a Rory McAllister penalty and a double from Jordon Brown, who was released by the Dons this summer, before Barry Robson and Niall McGinn pulled goals back.

McInnes told the club's official website: "Even although it was a friendly game and we give the players plenty of warning about how they are coming up against a determined team, they did not take notice of those warnings.

"I thought there was a lack of resilience and determination for the three goals we conceded. There was a determination from their boys and credit to Jordon Brown who was excellent throughout. We also did not deal with Rory McAllister in the first half.

"We had a few injuries so we had to reshuffle things and I feel we were a lot better in the second half. I thought we played well and showed more determination but when you give three goals away you are always going to be up against it. It is a worry for me."

Clark Robertson and Russell Anderson were taken off because of injury concerns but McInnes revealed they were more precautionary measures than anything serious.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Premier League: Marcos Rojo took Juan Sebastian Veron's advice about Manchester United

Marcos Rojo says he spoke with fellow Argentinian, Juan Sebastian Veron, before deciding to sign for Manchester United.

Sky Bet League 1: Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook up for award

Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook are the nominees for the Manager of the Month award.

England name team to face Norway and John Stones will start

John Stones has been named in England’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s friendly against Norway.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property