Boss Derek McInnes today challenged the Dons’ mis-firing strikers to accept the responsibility of finally delivering goals.
And he admits if they don’t he could move for another hitman to bolster the attack in the January transfer window.
The Dons’ three senior strikers have scored just five goals between them this season over 21 games in all competitions.
On-loan Manchester United centre-forward James Wilson and Sam Cosgrove have both scored twice while Stevie May, a £400,000 signing in summer 2017, has scored once.
Pittodrie youth graduate Bruce Anderson has yet to start a game this season but has netted twice.
McInnes admits he expects more from his senior attackers and wants them to deliver over the hectic December fixture card, beginning against Livingston at Pittodrie tonight.
And if goal-scoring is still an issue going into the January transfer window he may look to bring in a striker in an attempt to put bite in the attack.
McInnes said: “Everybody has a responsibility but certainly at the top end of the pitch there has to be more responsibility from certain ones to score more goals.
“And to put themselves in a position to score more. We are expecting more from some and hopefully we can see that.
“We have a busy month and plenty of opportunities for players to show they are capable of doing exactly what we need.”
McInnes admits he struggled to secure a striker during the summer transfer window before landing former England U21 cap Wilson from Manchester United on a season-long loan.
If needed, and if given the support, he could move to further beef up the attack next month.
He said: “The window opens up and gives that flexibility but January is always a tough month.
“We struggled to bring in a striker in the summer. We made several bids for different players and it wasn’t enough.
“I was disappointed and frustrated we didn’t get the strikers we were after.
“The next plan was to try to get the best loan striker and we have managed to bring James in.
“He has had a few injury problems but we are still expecting more from everyone.
“At the same time it is like any area of the team where you feel you might need to strengthen.
“We will look at January and see. There may well be scope.
“But if we feel we need something then hopefully we can be supported in that.”
Winger Gary Mackay-Steven is the Dons’ leading scorer this season with six goals.
Scotland international Mackay-Steven is ruled out for tonight’s clash with Livingston as he recovers from concussion.
Mackay-Steven was knocked unconscious in an accidental clash of heads with Dedryck Boyata in the 1-0 Betfred Cup final loss to Celtic at Hampden on December 2.
Following a disappointing 2-0 loss to St Johnstone at the weekend Aberdeen will tonight look to bounce back against Livingston.
Victory would leap-frog the Reds above Premiership new boys Livi and back into the top six.
McInnes said: “There is no time to dwell on Saturday.
“We were disappointed as at the very least we should have came away with a 0-0 and maybe be bemoaning the fact we did not have that zip and intensity in the forward areas. That inspiration and creativity.
“I do think during that closing spell of the game we looked like a very tired team.
“The stats and the output that we get from the players shows that in the last 20 minutes of the game the players were not at their normal intense levels we need to play at to get a result.
“There is disappointment we didn’t get anything from the game but it happens.
“I stand by what I said, I thought the players looked leggy and were not able to be at the intense levels we normally play at after the effects of the two games in Glasgow (to Rangers and Celtic).”
Now 15 games into the league campaign the Reds are in the bottom half of the table.
McInnes said: “I would prefer us to be higher up the table, clearly, like any manager.
“However if we win our games in hand tonight and the other one against Dundee next week, we can get ourselves up the table.
“That is what we will try to do.”
Tonight will be the first league game between Aberdeen and Livingston since March 2006 when the Dons won 3-0 at Pittodrie
McInnes said: “I am expecting a tough game as they have been a great addition to the Premiership.
“Livingston have come up with a freshness and enthusiasm as any promoted team does.
“They have had some really positive results and have been tough opponents for most team.
“For two and a half years now Livingston have been a club going well and you can see that in their performances.
“They have a lot of players who were deemed not good enough elsewhere and are now playing in the top flight. It is great to see.”