Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson believes his side must learn the painful lessons of defeat to St Johnstone as they face a repeat test against Livingston tomorrow.
Saints brought the Dons back to earth with a bump following the high of their midweek win at Rangers as they ran out 2-0 winners at Pittodrie and with Livingston set to bring a similar compact threat when they visit the Granite City tomorrow Ferguson knows his side has to bounce back.
He said: “That was a St Johnstone performance. They allow you to have the ball and make it tough for you and it will be the same against Livingston on Tuesday so we have to learn from this.
“They are very hard working, hard to play against, and keep a narrow shape. They made it so difficult for us today and credit to them, they are the ones who claimed the three points.
“The striker’s job is to get goals but as a midfielder it is what I want to do as well. Against St Johnstone it wasn’t to be as we lacked that spark and we’re so disappointed.”
Ferguson knows there is little time for his side to lick their wounds with a busy run of games scheduled this month.
He said: “We’ve got a lot of games in December and it is time to start picking up points and moving up the table.
“We’ve got so many more games this month and it is important we pick up as many points as we can.
“We’re so disappointed after two good performances at Hampden and Ibrox on Wednesday. We were high on confidence and it is so disappointing to come away with nothing.
“Both games took a lot of out us both mentally and physically but that’s no excuse. We lacked a spark in front of goal but we were playing well until they scored and it flattened us. The next game cannot come quick enough.”