Its matchday 4 of the Ladbrokes Premiership this weekend and it’s the short trip to Pittodrie for the Staggies. With both teams having won once, drawn once and lost once in the league this term both technical areas’ will be looking to get 3 points on board ahead of the International break.
Ahead of the match Steven Ferguson said “Everybody knows Aberdeen are one of the best clubs in Scotland. They have a brilliant Manager in Derek McInnes and a great squad with quality in every department. I think the last two matches will have been as frustrating for them as it has been for us and both groups will be desperately fighting to get the three points on Saturday.”
“We have to try and get a reaction from the players after last weekend, but the players know that themselves. Last season we were fortunate in the fact that we didn’t lose many games and now we have gone up a level it is a much bigger challenge for us all and we have to show the character and determination to pick ourselves up after a defeat.”
“Whether you are Ross County, Livingston, Rangers, Celtic or anybody you can see the threats a team like Aberdeen can pose. They are physical, but they can also get the ball down and play. Sam Cosgrove has had a great scoring run, defensively Aberdeen are strong, but we have to have the mindset that we want to go toe to toe with that and if we do we will credit the boys for that. If we go out and attack the game in the right manner we give ourselves a chance”
On the time remaining in the transfer market, Ferguson was honest about their ambitions before the window shuts. He said “I think everybody can see we have had a tough time with injuries over the past couple of weeks. Just when we thought we were getting some players back they have taken knocks, so we are now sitting with more players on the injury list. We aren’t unrealistic, we know we need cover and we will try and look for that if the right player, with the right credentials becomes available but we wont rush in to panic buys. Stuart and I have been really pleased with the group over the past couple of months so we always have to make sure that who we bring in is right for the group.”