Evening Telegraph (First Edition)

Players deserve credit for Reds’ revival, says interim gaffer Robson


ABERDEEN interim manager Barry Robson insists the players deserve the credit for turning the club’s fortunes around.

The Dons have rallied from a run of one win in 10 games to four wins out of their last five games to move up to fourth in the Scottish Premiershi­p.

Supporters have chanted the caretaker boss’s name in the last two wins against Hearts and Dundee United.

But Robson, who has been in charge on an interim basis for almost two months, believes it is the players who should take the plaudits.

Robson believes it is only fair he let the players take the acclaim following the 3-0 win against Hearts on Saturday.

He said: “It has nothing to do with me. It is all about the players. I wasn’t out there, was I? I wasn’t there running about.

“Listen, if I was on the pitch I’d have maybe gone and clapped but I wasn’t there.” Robson could be seen speaking to captain Graeme Shinnie before making a beeline for the tunnel and he was happy to explain the conversati­on.

He said: “I was just telling Graeme ‘you are here to perform for the fans and they deserve to be clapped because they turned out in big numbers’.

“That’s what I told him, they performed well for the fans and that is the most important thing. The fans deserved it and the players deserved it.”

Momentum is building at Pittodrie with the Dons cutting Hearts’ advantage, which was 10 points a few weeks ago, to four.

Robson is less concerned with the gap and more interested in consistenc­y from his side.

The interim boss is not surprised to see the confidence return to the squad. He said: “The way we want to play, the way an Aberdeen fan wants to see their team, it is fast and quick, up and at you, playing through the lines.”

 ?? ?? Aberdeen interim boss Barry Robson.
Aberdeen interim boss Barry Robson.

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