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Dons boss Mark McGhee unhappy with defeat by Kilmarnock

Mark McGhee
McGhee was unhappy that his side lacked a vital spark

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee feels his side need a special edge if they are to end their recent poor run after a 2-0 league defeat away to Kilmarnock.

"The result was very disappointing," said McGhee. "The performances lacked the energy we hoped it would have.

"We just didn't have the little spark that might have won us the game.

"We slogged away, the boys worked hard enough, but it wasn't enough. The quality over the halfway line wasn't good enough to go and get a goal."

Conor Sammon's 14th goal of the season gave Killie a half-time lead in the match at Rugby Park, the striker converting a rebound shot after Alexei Eremenko's free-kick was saved.

Hopefully, something somewhere along the line will break for us and we'll get some sort of form in the sense that someone produces something

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee

Eremenko was fouled in the box by keeper Jamie Langfield early in the second half and Jamie Hamill stroked home the resulting penalty.

Despite the defeat, McGhee remains hopeful his side can lift themselves out of the slump and produce some winning form.

"Hopefully, something somewhere along the line will break for us and we'll get some sort of form in the sense that someone produces something," said McGhee.

"The players themselves have got to dig it out. If they can produce something, we'll get the rub of the green one of these days and it'll give us an advantage.

"We have to turn it around and keep working towards it.

"We didn't lose today because we weren't able to lift them - the boys were in a good frame of mind but they just didn't play well enough.

"At this point, it now becomes hard, because we have Celtic and it might be the right game to have next, as it'll focus their minds."



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Kilmarnock 2-0 Aberdeen
27 Nov 10 |  Scottish Premier


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