McInnes not obsessed with league table

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes refused to become "obsessed" with the Ladbrokes Premiership table after his team missed the chance to move second when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hamilton.

The Dons were in line to move five points behind leaders Celtic after Kenny McLean's well-taken volley in the fourth minute at New Douglas Park, but Hamilton created a host of first-half chances and were finally rewarded when Dougie Imrie netted a rebound with 20 minutes left.

Aberdeen remain in third place behind Hearts after failing to capitalise on Saturday draws for Celtic and the Gorgie side.

But McInnes said: "There's still 60-odd points available so it's really early to be too obsessed with other things. We just need to manage our own game.

"Our fight is with ourselves. We don't look at anybody else, I think it's too early. We are confident we will win enough games over the course of the season to meet what's expected of us."

McInnes, who was without skipper Ryan Jack because of an ankle injury, added: "We got off to a great start with a fantastic strike by Kenny and had opportunities to get a second goal. But the whole time we weren't convincing enough with our defensive work.

"We allowed Hamilton every encouragement to believe they can get something from the game. They are a good side and you would have to say they deserved their point."

Source: BT Sport