RYAN JACK reckons the Aberdeen players have got to accept the responsibility for the 2-1 defeat from Ross County at Dingwall.
The Dons skipper is frustrated at the loss that leaves them seven points adrift of second-placed Rangers in the Premiership.
Even more so because their opponents had been reduced to 10 men by the time substitute Ryan Dow nodded home the winner with just two minutes to go.
Jack said: “It’s tough to take. We had most of the possession and most of the chances.
“The majority of the game was played in Ross County’s half. Losing the first goal was a killer, but we responded well after half-time.
“We got the goal back, kept pressing and were well on top. Everyone was getting on the ball and looking to create.
“Then we go and lose a shocking second goal.
“We have to hold our hands up and say it’s not good enough, losing goals like that at this level.
”The chances were still there, but we were snatching at things and not hitting the target.
“We needed to show a bit more composure.”
Jack is demanding a reaction when Derek McInnes’ men face Motherwell at Fir Park on Friday night. He said: “We have to stick together and get back out on the training ground working as hard as we can.
“We know we have the players in that dressing room to put things right.
”When you are playing for Aberdeen it’s always a must win game. There is always that expectation, that demand that you should take the three points.
“It’s what we want and why we are at Aberdeen.”