Aberdeen allowed an opportunity to go top of the table pass them by on Boxing Day but manager Derek McInnes believes his players should not feel too downbeat ahead of the visit of Partick Thistle tomorrow.
The Dons would have leapfrogged leaders Celtic with a win against Caley Thistle on Saturday but were held to a 2-2 draw against John Hughes’ side.
But McInnes believes his players displayed great mental strength to fight back from being two goals down to take a point from the match thanks to Adam Rooney’s injury-time penalty.
He said: “We were disappointed not to win a home game. We always set out to win. We are used to winning our games at Pittodrie.
“We went into this game in good form so we were disappointed not to get the win. But my focus is on how we finished the game.
“The players shouldn’t feel disappointed with themselves. We are still unbeaten in this run we are on and it may be an important point.
“They deserve a lot of credit for that.
“We will try to win the next one.”
The Dons were made to fight until the very last minute to earn a draw against Inverness, while Partick Thistle’s match against St Johnstone was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
McInnes said: “Partick Thistle had the luxury of resting up on Boxing Day, whereas we played on a heavy pitch. But we will be ready for it when it comes round.
“We know it will be tough as they are on a good run. But we should remember how we finished the match against Inverness and take it into the next one.”
Midfielder Willo Flood should be back available for the visit of Partick after missing the encounter with Caley Thistle.
McInnes added: “He had the same bug as Andy Considine.
“He was feeling much better but struggled to keep his pre-match meal down and it was clear that it was going to be too much of an ask.
“It was a late shout on Willo as he would have played but he was ruled out two hours before kick-off. Hopefully, he is fine for the next one.”