Aberdeen fail hours after Andy Considine sets sights on Celtic

By John McGinley

December 5, 2020

Celtic are in a rut at the moment, and we need to take our medicine when it comes to media crowing and boastful comments from other clubs.

However, Aberdeen defender Andy Considine’s assertion that they could overhaul the Bhoys this season and claim a second Champions League qualification spot was always a bit of a stretch.

He told today’s papers, including The Scottish Sun: “If we can have a good month we can get ourselves as close to the top of the table as possible. If we can win this weekend we would go level on points with Celtic before they play on Sunday.

“Can we get second and the Champions League spot? Of course, why not? When we’re playing well and consistently as a team, with everyone fit, we are a match for anyone.

“When we had Celtic at home a couple of months ago we gave a good account of ourselves and should have won the game.”

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Those comments may say more about how badly our season is going more than anything and, again, we can’t hide from that.

However, Considine’s Dons side failed in their quest to put pressure on the Bhoys this afternoon, struggling to a 1-1 draw against bottom-of-the-table St Mirren.

It’s a ‘back in your box’ moment, for me. Hours after setting their sights on Neil Lennon’s team, they’ve badly fallen short.

They remain two points behind Celtic in the table, with the reigning champions holding two games in hand.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen may well cause us more problems as the season progresses but, as bad as we’ve been, it’s difficult to see us regressing so severely that we finish third.

Anything short of a win against St Johnstone tomorrow would surely bring such significant change at the club to make that eventuality impossible?

Stranger things have happened of course, but perhaps Considine and company should do their talking on the pitch, rather than off of it.