Shooting Practice The Order Of The Day For The Dons
10 September 2011 10:26
Craig Brown wants to see a higher number in the goals for collumn Aberdeen are a bit shot shy this season so manager Craig Brown has added some more shooting practice to the training schedule ahead of tomorrow's game against Hibs. Midfielder Fraser Fyvie is well aware that the Dons head into Sunday's game at Easter Road just one place and one point above their opponents at the bottom of the table. Brown's side have failed to score in five of their six SPL games this season and some decent approach play was undone by poor finishing in their most recent game, a 2-0 defeat at Ibrox. Fyvie said: "I thought we did all right in the Rangers game but we never won so we were a bit down about that. We didn't get what we deserved but that's football. But the boys are buzzing again. The international break gives you a wee rest so we are back raring to go again. We have been doing that (shooting practice) in training this week. The gaffer has put on a bit more shooting practice and the boys are doing well so we are getting there." Brown remains confident his side will start to really click in the goal scoring stakes after a summer of significant change in the squad. Fyvie is almost like a new signing to the manager after returning to fitness in the summer following a cruciate ligament injury picked up last August. The youngster said: "It's brilliant being back. I was out for eight months so I'm just enjoying playing football again. The squad has been freshened up - boys have come in and some boys have gone away. I think we are starting to gel together quite well, it hasn't taken long. It's competitive for places. You have to be up for it every day in training to get your place in the team. It motivates every player - you want your place in the team so you can to get that place." Hibs are under pressure to get off the bottom with some fans apparently planning a protest against chairman Rod Petrie and manager Colin Calderwood outside Easter Road tomorrow. However, Fyvie is only focused on Aberdeen's performance and not any potential upheaval among the home fans. He said: "We need to get down there and get the three points. We just need to put on a performance. If we can get an early goal, I think we'll do well."