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Aberdeen 'can't deliver first place'- McInnes


Media playback is not supported on this device Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes toppling Scottish champions Celtic remains beyond his side if the Glasgow giants “keep doing their job well”. And he admits that remaining ‘best of the rest’ – after four straight second-place finishes – will only get harder. McInnes expects Rangers, Hibernian and Hearts to all improve next ...

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Celtic 0-1 Aberdeen: Brilliant campaign from Dons – Derek McInnes


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said his players completed “a brilliant campaign” by beating Celtic and finishing second in the Premiership. The Dons became the first Scottish team to win at Celtic Park since 2015 as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost at home to domestic opposition for the first time. “We’re the second best team and we showed it again,” McInnes said ...

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Aberdeen: Derek McInnes admits Ryan Christie will not return to Dons


Derek McInnes says the “door is shut” on the possibility of Ryan Christie returning to Aberdeen this summer. The 23-year-old has starred during a season-and-a-half loan stint from Celtic but he returns to his parent club this month. “Celtic made it clear that he has to go back for pre-season,” McInnes said. “Brendan [Rodgers, manager] said he’s part of their ...

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Ross McCrorie 'dragged Rangers back into the game' – Aberdeen's Derek McInnes


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes picked out 20-year-old Ross McCrorie as the man who rescued Rangers’ hopes of finishing second in the Premiership. McCrorie headed the second-half equaliser, but McInnes praised the overall performance of the centre-half drafted into the visiting midfield. One point separates the sides going into the final weekend. “I thought McCrorie, for someone so young, was the ...

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Sir Alex Ferguson: Aberdeen thoughts with former boss, says Derek McInnes


Sir Alex Ferguson is in the thoughts of everyone at his former club Aberdeen, says Pittodrie manager Derek McInnes. Ferguson, 76, remains in intensive care[1] after emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage. He managed the Dons from 1978 to 1986, winning 11 trophies, including the European Cup Winners’ Cup and three league titles. “We all know his character and I’m ...

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Gerrard would bring 'box office' boost – McInnes


Previous Rangers managerial target Derek McInnes would welcome the arrival of Steven Gerrard at Ibrox as a “box office” boost for Scottish football. Gerrard, 37, is having further conversations with Rangers after confirming positive initial talks.[1] “I think you’re better to comment on these things once they have happened,” said McInnes, 46. “But the prospect of a global name like ...

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Aberdeen v Hibernian: Derek McInnes wants recognition for Dons


Derek McInnes believes his Aberdeen players deserve more recognition as they compete to finish second for a fourth season running. The Dons are in a three-way fight with Hibernian and Rangers for the Premiership runners-up spot. Hibs visit Aberdeen on Saturday and Rangers travel to Pittodrie on Tuesday. “The players deserve a lot of credit, we’re up there again, we’re ...

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