Grim fight ahead for Aberdeen says Brown

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown last night admitted his side face a grim fight to avoid relegation for the first time in their history.

The veteran gaffer has watched his dire Dons slip to joint bottom of the SPL after just three wins in 14 games following their 2-1 weekend home defeat to Motherwell.

Brown’s boys are no better off than when he joined them last December and the boss knows they must step up.

With just one point and one goal on the road this season, the search is now on to bring in more firepower during the January transfer window.

The Granite City outfit face Dunfermline and Kilmarnock in their next two matches and Brown has demanded more from his troops.

He said: “Our position in the league is not good enough for a club like Aberdeen.

“There is huge pressure on us to take all the points from most of the games we have up to the end of the year.

“We’re in a dogfight to steer clear of bottom spot already and let’s not kid ourselves otherwise. None of the clubs from fourth down can afford to be complacent because we’re all under threat.

“It’s those who show the stomach to fight for their future in this league who will get to a position of safety.

“I appreciate the privilege of working for Aberdeen and the players also have to show that by giving their all then a bit more. We will start by improving the squad even further as soon as we have the opportunity.

“It’d be great to have a more prolific scorer to take the burden off Scott Vernon.”