Ebene News – GB – ANALYSIS: Aberdeen does not offer a convincing argument that it is capable of finishing third

Aberdeen’s hopes of securing a third place in the Premiership are rapidly dwindling due to the inability to score

The Shy Dons on goal are in the midst of a five-game drought that has now extended to a frustrating 463 minutes

In their 0-0 draw with St Mirren, where both teams battled to face difficult weather conditions, the Reds’ recession continued as they have now won only twice in 11 matches

This stalemate, the fifth goalless draw in this 11-game series, will increase pressure on manager Derek McInnes to reverse a disturbing form drop

President Dave Cormack felt compelled to give his support to McInnes last week and a banner titled ‘In Derek we Trust’ was hung outside Pittodrie ahead of kick off on Saturday

There was perfect symmetry between the crisis before St Mirren’s game and a drop in form exactly a year ago

By February 2020, the Dons had won two out of 10 and played four games without scoring – identical to the record before facing St Mirren

Aberdeen now has 10 games to play this season to overtake Hibs, four points clear, in the race for the third which McInnes recently called “the holy grail” for many other top clubs

However, a return of 11 of 33 points, scoreless in 463 minutes, does not provide a convincing argument, it can be reversed in that time frame to secure a third place

The fulcrum for hopes of finishing third will be one or a combination of the three on-loan forwards – Florian Kamberi, Fraser Hornby and Callum Hendry – finding goal form With short-term games and an imminent Celtic trip improved wednesday, they don’t have the luxury of going to bed Goals are needed now

However, attackers must receive ammunition via precise crosses in the penalty area to achieve this

Unfortunately there was little room for accurate crosses in this match as a howling gale beat Pittodrie The conditions were so difficult, both teams had to fight to face crosses, and even short passes, caught in the wind

However, the match did go and it was a brutal watch as both sides manly battled the elements

Amid the frustration, however, the delayed debut of the St. Gallen striker on loan Kamberi has been positive

Signed on the day of the transfer deadline until the end of the season, Kamberi missed the loss to Hibs and Livingston as his work permit was not processed

Although Kamberi hasn’t played since December 16, he kicked off from the start, lasted 90 minutes, and while he didn’t bother the keeper too much, produced play and movement solid

Kamberi has shown enough to suggest he can connect the attack the same way as Bristol City loaned Marley Watkins in the first half of the season, allowing others to get the ball in. scorer position

Supporting McInnes, President Cormack insisted the manager needed time to work with the three credit strikers

Getting three attackers on loan with limited playing time and goals for their parent clubs on deadline day was not the ideal solution to a scoring problem that was blatantly evident even before the window sank. ‘open

It was St Mirren who threatened first when Joe Lewis made a vital save at the post to keep Ryan Flynn from six yards in the eighth minute

Moments later, Matty Kennedy unleashed a low shot from 25 yards that grazed the surface, but goalkeeper Jak Alwnick saved

In the 15th minute, Campbell played a great curling ball to find McGinn, but he couldn’t take advantage of it and failed to get a shot

Goalkeeper Lewis had to be vigilant in the 21st minute to tip a deflecting free kick from Durmus to the right which got caught in the howling wind

In the 41st minute, again a free kick from Durmus to the right had to be scrambled

In the 56th minute, Hornby landed a free kick with his right foot from 25 yards but the effort flew well away

Aberdeen called for a penalty when Marcus Fraser slipped to block in the box

Aberdeen had a late chance of a rush into the box, which started when Joe Shaughnessy misjudged the ball

Lewis Ferguson and his replacement Callum Hendry both tried to capitalize, but goaltender Alwnick managed to recover to doom the Dons to another scoreless game

Aberdeen set up with four at the back in a 4-4-2 formation with center-backs Tommie Hoban and Andy Considine

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has moved up to four fullbacks, having used a three center-halves back line for most of the season

All three full-backs were exposed by Martin Boyle’s pace and movement in the race through the balls in the 2-0 loss to the Hibs

His change worked as there was a lot more strength this time around with St Mirren limited to little chance

Lewis Ferguson and Dean Campbell starred in midfield roles on Saturday, with Matty Kennedy on the left and Niall McGinn on the right

Campbell was impressive, the youth academy graduate never hiding from the ball and putting on a calm and confident spectacle despite the conditions

Scotland international Andy Considine made his 430th league appearance for Aberdeen to move up to third with club legend Stewart McKimmie in the all-time list

Only Gothenburg greats Willie Miller and Alex McLeish have made more league appearances in the club’s 117-year history

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Ebene News – GB – ANALYSIS: Aberdeen does not offer convincing argument that she is able to finish third

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