DEJECTED Dons midfielder Lewis Ferguson has sent an apology to dismayed fans following the 2-1 loss to Dundee at Dens Park at the weekend.

The latest setback for Stephen Glass and Aberdeen has stretched their winless run to TEN games.

The Pittodrie outfit, who kicked off a season packed with promise, are now enduring their worst league start in a decade and the mood of the supporters was hardly enhanced by the defeat that handed James McPake’s Tayside outfit their first league victory of the campaign that saw them move off the foot of the Premiership table.

The latest setback brought the anticipated angry calls aimed at new gaffer Glass, who took over from long-serving Derek McInnes at the tail-end of last term.

However, Ferguson has pleaded with the followers to continue to back the beleaguered manager and the players to give them the chance to sort out the problems.

UNDER PRESSURE…Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass is feeling the heat after 10 games without a win. 

The Scotland international playmaker said: “We’re as disappointed as every fan is. We work our socks off, it’s not for the lack of effort that we’re not getting results.

“We want to send them up the road smiling, but it’s just a difficult period and the only thing I can do is apologise to them because they turn out in big numbers, they support us and we’re not giving them what they want and what we want, as well.

“It’s a tough time, but stick with us, stick with the club and we’ll turn things around.”

The 22-year-old former Hamilton Accies star, speaking to RedTV, continued: “Just disappointed, as you can imagine, angry, frustrated.

“It’s a tough, tough time at the minute. It feels like rock bottom.

“We’re struggling at the minute to get results, but we need to try and pick ourselves up.

“We need to stick together as a group of guys and get through this and, hopefully, turn things around and have a decent season because we are miles off the team we should be just now.”

Asked if confidence was low, Ferguson answered: “Yeah, it is.

“It’s the same for everybody. It’s really hard at the minute, but we need to get back in as soon as possible, stick together, that’s the only way we’re going to get through it and just try and work as hard as we can to turn things around.”

The Dons were struggling at Dens Park as soon as on-loan Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, facing his former Hoops skipper and personal friend Scott Brown for the first time, rifled in the first-half opener.

Luke McCowan doubled the advantage before Christian Ramirez hit the consolation goal for the visitors.



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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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