Derek McInnes is fed up of having Aberdeen’s home form questioned.
But the Dons boss knows the only way to stop people doubting his side at Pittodrie is to start winning again – beginning tonight when Motherwell visit the Granite City.
The Reds last home triumph in the Premiership was on December 22 against Hearts.
Since then in the league Aberdeen have drawn three and lost three.
They have won on Scottish Cup duty at home – 4-1 against Queen of the South in February – as well as drawing with Stenhousemuir and Rangers in the cup at Pittodrie.
McInnes wants to see an end to the poor run at home and said: “I am getting fed up with it and I’m sure everyone else is.
“I’m getting fed up getting asked about it and getting fed up having the finger pointed at us.
“The only way we can stop that is by winning this game.
“I have got my own take on it and I don’t think it’s just one single thing. For me it’s something we can’t dwell on.
“We’ve got to look at it, but we can’t dwell on it because the games are coming thick and fast.
“We will have another three or four home games between now and the end of the season so it’s important we have the confidence to deal with it.”
The Dons take on the Steelmen following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to Hearts at Tynecastle.
McInnes was disappointed his men couldn’t triumph having led 1-0.
It was the second game in a row Aberdeen failed to capitalise on a winning position, having led Livingston prior to the international break before drawing 1-1.
McInnes added: “We left the game with nothing and when you see a strong performance in the first half and we still got into some strong positions in the second half, it was disappointing to lose, particularly the manner of goals we lose where we are looking to score a second and then concede a needless penalty (for the equaliser).
“Then there are a couple of mistakes for the second goal.
“What you always expect away from home is that the home team is going to have a spell in the game. We dominated the first half, but it is naive to think that at some point the home team aren’t going to rally and put some sort of pressure on you.
“But we’re disappointed that from a winning position we couldn’t capitalise on that. We were very strong in the first half and if we can get something close to that over 90 minutes in this game we’ll have a good chance of winning the game.
“Even the last game before the international break against Livingston we were coming into that from two games against the Old Firm where a lot of energy was expanded.
“We spoke about the importance of a good start and got in front but then conceded just before half-time.
“We’ve had loads of games in my time here where we haven’t necessarily been brilliant in games but 1-0 was enough.
“We’d take that tonight so it’s important we get our clean sheet and make sure we have some sort of control to the game.
“We want to make sure we have a consistency over the 90 minutes. If we can get that, we don’t need to be brilliant for 90 minutes, but if we can get the consistency and make sure we don’t gift opportunities to the opposition it can go a long way to getting the result.
“At times we have been guilty of gifting cheap goals uncharacteriscally for us and this season more than in the past that could be aimed at us.”
This evening’s opponents Motherwell have won seven of their last 10 games and still have a chance of finishing in the top six, although the Lanarkshire men trail sixth-placed Hibs by five points with only two games left before the split.
McInnes said: “Regardless of whether they make top six or not, their form in the last 10-12 weeks has been very good.
“They have still got a physical element to their team, but they have got a bit more than that.
“Stephen (Robinson) has changed the system and the personnel to allow them to be a good counter-attacking team and allow them to play in different ways. They can play through the lines and they can play direct into Curtis Main, so they still have that element to the team.
“They have picked up a lot of good results at home and on the road they have still produced some big results.
“We have our work cut out, but I think regardless of who we are playing it’s important we focus on ourselves.”