Flood surprised at negative fans

Flood admits Aberdeen’s standards dropped in the matches with Thistles Inverness Caley and Partick, but is startled by the negative reaction as they still start the new year on the same points as Celtic.

The Dons were jeered by a section of their own supporters at the end of Wednesday’s goalless draw with Partick Thistle despite losing only three times at Pittodrie in the whole of 2015.

The former Dundee United and Celtic player believes not enough credit was given to the quality of opposition they faced at a time when the sides are more closely matched than ever.

Flood said: “We just haven’t performed as well as we can in the last two games, but we’re unbeaten and we’re still up there.

“If you had told anyone at the club or the fans that we would be joint top with Celtic on New Year’s Day, although they have games in hand, I’m sure they would have bitten your hand off. We have been on a good run lately, five wins and three draws isn’t a bad points tally, and if we’d turned those draws into wins we would have been in a better position.

“But it’s a tough league and teams will drop points, nobody is going to win every week. The league is very competitive, much more so than in previous years."

Source: The Scotsman