Skipper Happy To Be Away From Home

ABERDEEN'S amazing ability to snare vital away wins this season was in evidence again on Saturday.

The Dons ended their five-game losing run with a clinical 1-0 victory over hapless Falkirk on Saturday, with Dons skipper Scott Severin believing they have played better in recent games and lost.

Severin said: "It wasn't the best we've played this season, I think we have played the last two games a lot better and got beat, so we're just happy to get three points.

"We know we have a quality squad and we know we haven't played well, but once we start to play football I'm sure we'll get back up that league very quickly."

The Dons are under no obligation to entertain away fans, just get three points, and Severin just believes that the team is simply doing unto others what they do to us.

He said: "I think it's just basically what we're doing to teams away from home, they do to us.

"Teams are coming to Aberdeen and sitting in and hitting us on the break.

"So I think the manager wanted a strong defensive performance [on Saturday] and he got it."

Severin's men have another chance to demonstrate their ability to grind out results on the road as they face Hearts on Saturday, and a win would propel them above the Tynecastle club and surely end calls for manager Jimmy Calderwood's head.