Brown defends home form
Defiant Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has defended his club’s home form after the Dons missed out on the chance to push themselves back into the pack chasing a Euro slot.
The Dons are seventh in the SPL following Saturday’s goalless draw with St Mirren.
Had they won they would have been back in the top four, two points off second place.
There was frustration among the home support at seeing their side fail to win at Pittodrie but the Dons manager insists his side remains firmly in the hunt.
He said: “The facts don’t lie and we have dropped down the table but we remain only four points off second place so it’s still all to play for and I expect us to move back up the league in the coming weeks.
“Much has been made of the fact we have only won three home games this season but Dundee United have only won three home games too while Motherwell have four home wins yet I’m told they are having a good season.
“We wish we had won more home games but we have only lost three matches at Pittodrie and in all three of those games we were unlucky.
“Celtic beat us after the ball came back off the post and fell straight to their player.
“Caley Thistle’s first goal in their win here came after Jamie Masson was clattered in midfield while Kilmarnock beat us after Jamie Langfield was sent off.
“For me, two out of those three defeats came because of horrendous bad refereeing decisions.”