Aberdeen defender Andy Considine wants to rip up his club’s season and start again after the Dons were held to their third draw in five league games on Saturday.
Niall McGinn’s goal gave Aberdeen the lead early in the second half against Caley Thistle at Pittodrie but Derek McInnes’ Reds were made to pay for missing several chances to extend their lead when Iain Vigurs equalised with a spectacular curling effort to earn Inverness a share of the spoils.
The result leaves the Dons in seventh place in the Scottish Premiership on six points from five games and Considine believes his side must rediscover the knack of making superiority count.
He said: “We just need to brush the last five games under the carpet, have a good week’s training and start our season again at Dundee on Sunday.
“We are lacking a killer instinct and it goes back to the Maribor game, especially here where we created so many chances. We should have blown them away, we had chances against St Johnstone as well and last season we were taking them.
“These things happen to teams but it shows how good a team is when they get through it and we will do that. People expect us to win games and we are expected to produce.
“Inverness came here and did the job they expected to do, and we will get that this season. It is going to be tough, but we need to break them down.”
Saturday’s draw means the Dons are six points behind leaders Celtic, who have a game in hand, and already looking in title-winning form this early in the campaign.
The draw left the home supporters frustrated as they made their feelings known at full time and Considine knows his team has to find improvement and quickly.
He said: “We were much better in the second half with James Maddison producing some good touches and Niall McGinn put us ahead with a fantastic goal, but we were unable to see it out which is not like us.
“It is something we have to do if we want to challenge at the top again. There was anger from the manager at the end and there is anger among all of us as last season we would have seen that out.
“We looked comfortable in the second half yet we still seem to be vulnerable. I can understand the supporters’ frustration as I’m one myself and have sat in the stands watching it.
“We were flying at this stage last season but there is no need to get down or upset about it. We’ve not hit our maximum as of yet.”