ABERDEEN defender Mark Reynolds believes that the Dons are good enough to finish second in the Scottish Premiership and insists his side’s display in the 2-1 defeat from Rangers at Ibrox proves his team are not big-game bottlers.
“We answered it last season when all the talk was Aberdeen can’t beat Celtic . But we beat them twice. We just need to go out and do it and we’ve answered that more times than not now.
“But this is a big game that we’ve let slip again. We feel that more times than not, we’ve given a good account of ourselves.
“Last week, the Cup Final was a massive disappointment, but we’ve tried to bounce back from that and we acquitted ourselves well at Ibrox, albeit we missed the result to go with the performance.
“We limited them to few chances and the first goal takes a deflection and Kenny Miller does what he does. He gets on the end of it and scores from a half-chance.
“It goes in the back of the net and changes the game. The second one is sloppy defending, but we had chances, as well.”
Giant striker Jayden Stockley missed a sitter just after half-time with the game still goalless.
Reynolds added: “Jayden knows himself that in games like this one, they need to go in. If it does, it changes the game, so we are disappointed.
“He knows it was and he has held his hand up to it. A chance like that has to go in the back of the net. It was hard to take.
“But mistakes are made – we can give away bad goals and he can miss open goals like that. It’s swings and roundabouts and we still had other chances.