We try to win every game spurred on by our fantastic supporters – Aberdeen boss McInnes

The Red Army.

Pittodrie boss Derek McInnes reckons an eight-month unbeaten Premiership away streak underlines the Dons’ desire to win every game – regardless of opponent or venue.

Aberdeen return to Pittodrie on Saturday to face Motherwell on Premiership action.

The Dons have lost just once at home this season – an emphatic 3-0 defeat to Celtic. However, you have to go back to February 28 this year for the Reds’ last league defeat on the road.

That was a 1-0 loss to Hamilton at the SuperSeal.

A venue that has caused the Reds problems in recent seasons, McInnes’ side were held to a 2-2 draw at Accies before the break.

That extended Aberdeen’s unbeaten away league run to 11 games, with nine wins and two draws.

In that run the Reds scored 29 goals and conceded just nine.

McInnes, who continues to be favourite for the vacant Rangers managerial post, said: “That unbeaten run in the league shows there is focus from us that every game is winnable.

“We do not go away from home and think a point is a good result.

“We go away to win games. Sometimes, like the 0-0 draw against Hearts at Murrayfield, a point is a good point when the performance wasn’t what we expected of ourselves.

“But we go there to win every game.”

The only aberration away from home this season was the damaging 3-0 League Cup quarter-final loss to Motherwell at Fir Park.

The Steelmen will face Celtic in the final at Hampden later this month.

Aberdeen recovered immediately from that cup defeat by defeating Motherwell 1-0 in the Premiership just days later.

Despite crashing out of the cup, a sizeable travelling Red Army still made the journey to Lanarkshire for the rematch.

A Red Army in the thousands travelling to away games has been a common factor for many seasons.

For McInnes it has also been an important factor.

He said: “When we go on the road we have a great travelling support and they ensure that every game feels like a proper game.

“Our support makes each game into something, and that factor helps as well.”

The Premiership resumes at the weekend after the international break, during which Dons Ryan Christie and Kenny McLean both starred for Scotland in the 1-0 friendly defeat to Holland at Pittodrie.

McInnes said: “The season has been a bit stop start already with international breaks but now we have a busy period of games ahead of us.”

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