DEREK McINNES will face some “big questions” if he fails to deliver in Aberdeen’s next three games, starting this evening at Hamilton Accies.

That’s the view of former Celtic midfielder Kris Commons whose old club will travel to Pittodrie on Sunday for a High Noon shoot-out.

Remarkably, the Dons have failed to score in five games since the turn of the year, but they hope to stop the rot against Brian Rice’s side at the FYO Stadium before the weekend visit of the champions who rattled in four goals in the first-half of their previous visit to the north east and they they face Kilmarnock at Rugby Park in the Scottish Cup replay.

Former Scotland international Commons, speaking to the BBC, said: “It’s probably one of the most testing times for Derek McInnes.

“This is probably the first time he’s felt really under pressure. Three vitals games and if he comes through, it can change his season around.

“If he doesn’t get through in the Cup and drops points against Hamilton, there will be more than just boos, there’ll be some big, big questions about Derek McInnes’s future.

“The Hamilton and Kilmarnock games are must wins.”

McInnes has led the team into the Europa League qualifiers in each of the past six seasons and won the League Cup in 2014.

But the team have been jeered at the end of their stumbling performances at home this year.



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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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