Zak Vyner is looking for a strong finish to 2019 with Aberdeen.
The Bristol City defender, who is on a season-long loan at Pittodrie, is aiming to end this month with a flourish with the Dons.
Derek McInnes’ side returned from Glasgow with no points following their pre-Christmas performance at Celtic on Saturday but Vyner believes there were positives to be found from the display at Celtic Park and is hoping to build on the display when Livingston visit Pittodrie today (3pm).
He said: “A loss is a loss and we have to dust ourselves down but we can hold our heads higher than we did after the last time we played them.
“Celtic had a lot of the ball but we defended well and made them go sideways rather than though us.
“We’re disappointed to lose a goal from a set piece and we have to rectify that going into the Livingston game.
“It has been an up and down season so far. The Old Firm results in the first quarter didn’t look great for us.
“We’ve had spells of good wins and good performances and we have to remember that and tap into what we were doing then.
“December has been very busy with games but we are coming to the end now and we have to finish the month strong.”
Livingston make the Boxing Day trip to Pittodrie in fine fettle following a five game unbeaten run. Gary Holt’s side scored four without reply against Ross County at the weekend to bolster their confidence as well as their goal difference and Vyner expects another difficult afternoon.
He said: “It was a tough game on a sticky pitch last time against Livingston and it does affect how you want to play. At Pittodrie hopefully we can pass and dominate the ball more.
“Every game is tough but we just have to focus on ourselves.
“If we start looking at other teams our game plan will change and we’ll be affected. We have to nullify their threats.
“I didn’t come up with any expectations of Scottish football being amazing or terrible. I came up to develop myself. I spoke to the manager here and he told me how he wanted to play.
“There are tough games in this league and that’s what I’ve faced up here.
“I’m happy where I am.”