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Brown's Confidence Is High
Published : 15 Feb 2013 18:34:35
Craig Brown is rarely short of an encouraging word
Aberdeen have yet to secure a win in 2013 but manager Craig Brown is confident that his side can still fill the runners-up spot in the SPL at the end of the season. The Dons are sitting in eighth place in the league but are just five points behind second-placed Inverness. Browns can see the start of the run to bridge that gap starting tonight when they welcome bottom club Dundee to Pittodrie. He said: "We want success and to finish as high in the SPL as possible. Second place is a target. I am optimistic, always. Second place is five points ahead of us so we need a couple of wins to get in touch and I think we've got the capability within the squad to get the wins. I'll look at the table at the end of the season, that is when the table counts. You look at the fixtures and think there are points to be gained. I think every manager will be saying the same its just who gets the points. Well see at the end where we finish." According to Brown, Aberdeen have been a bit short of luck so far this season and if that situation changes everything else changes as well. He went on: "We need a break. We've missed two penalty kicks this year, which are critical, but I am not too displeased with the way we are playing, in particular the way we are defending. No-one is finding it easy to score against Aberdeen. We just need to score and I think there will be a transformation in our fortunes." Dundee head to Aberdeen 15 points adrift at the bottom of the SPL but Brown is taking nothing for granted. He said: "Every game with Dundee is a close game. Just because they are at the bottom and detached a bit, I don't think for one minute that it will be an easy game. In fact, it makes them more dangerous."