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McInnes will expect faith repaid during tough time for Dons

Niall McGinn

Derek McInnes has been Aberdeen manager for almost seven years and has delivered silverware and regular European football.

Recently, though, Derek has been facing one of his biggest tests yet as the Aberdeen fans are unhappy with results and performances.

Just one goal, from a penalty, in 2020 isn't enough to satisfy the Dons fans, as they believe they are capable of better.

Sam Cosgrove had been banging in the goals towards the end of last year and was actually linked to Michael O'Neill's Stoke City in the transfer window. His supporting act of Matty Kennedy, Niall McGinn and Dylan McGeough, though, simply have to be more productive to arrest this disappointing run.

Local businessman and new chairman Dave Cormack has invested a lot of money into the club and will expect a return on his investment. They also opened a new state of the art training ground recently, so the players have everything they need to deliver his expected success.

Today's Scottish Cup tie at home to Kilmarnock, who've won their last two games, is a big moment in Aberdeen's season and personally for McInnes.

McInnes has shown a lot of faith in these players and he will feel that it's now time for a bit of payback.

Belfast Telegraph