Jack: Dons not on revenge mission

Last updated : 24 October 2014 By Stand Free Ed

Jack admits being cheated out of second place in the final minutes of the final day of last season was tough to take.

Craig Reid’s controversial injury-time winner allowed Stuart McCall’s side to replace them in the runners-up slot they had occupied since January.

A draw would have kept them there and everyone at Aberdeen remains convinced that goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Jamie Langfield in the build-up.

However Jack acknowledges that Aberdeen’s run of two wins in their last nine league matches last season was the real reason they failed to finish runners-up to Celtic.

He said: “There’s not really a feeling that we have a score to settle as we can’t complain about what happened last season.

“We had other opportunities to get the points that would have given us second place but we didn’t take them.

“This is a new season and a totally different game and we are just looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat with a win. At the time we were all devastated and gutted after the game, especially when it came down to that decision and the manner we lost the goal as well.

“That killed us, but there were other matches where we had thrown away leads and we never took the chance to have second place wrapped up before that last game.

“Its a fresh campaign and that has to be put behind us now as there is nothing we can do about it. Coming so close to finishing second has just given us more determination for this season though and hopefully we can go one better.”

Source: The Scotsman