Derek McInnes expects Aberdeen improvements

Derek McInnes has called for a sharper performance

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is eyeing improvements from his side as they prepare for the trip to Partick Thistle this weekend.

The Dons maintained their winning start to the season with a 2-1 win over Dundee on Saturday, but McInnes admitted there is a lot of room for improvement.

Stevie May scored his second of the match with 11 minutes remaining to secure the three points against a struggling Dundee side, and McInnes is aware his men need to play better if they are to keep their run going.

He said: “There’s an honesty that we could have been better.

“We gave Dundee too much encouragement and they played well. No one will give you the points, so its a reference to us that you need to stay on top of teams and get a second goal.

“Dundee had their opportunities – too many for my liking – but we will have loads of games this season where we play very well and don’t get what we deserve.

“We are still early on in the season, we know there is room for improvement but if you can keep winning games while you’re striving for that improvement, then that’s the sign of a good team.

“We’re pleased first and foremost to get the three points, we’ re looking for improvements as we go along.”

He is not expecting an easy time against the Jags, who are still searching for their first points of the season after slipping to a third loss on the bounce in Perth last time out.

“They’re a good team,” he said. “I have been impressed with them, they have made a couple of good signings and I think they’ll be around that top six again.

“Even though they’ve not had a first win, it’s not been the easiest fixtures for them, it’s been a tough start so we go to Glasgow on Saturday with no doubt that on their day, they’re as good as most teams in the league.”

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