Aberdeen 0-0 St Mirren
Florian Kameberi was the surprise selection in the starting eleven but couldn’t help Aberdeen end their goalscoring drought.
Kamberi came into the side after finally being granted permission to play in Scotland having come on loan from St Gallen in Switzerland.
However the striker, who played over fifty games for Hibs, couldn’t help break the deadlock.
Aberdeen have now not scored in almost eight hours of football with their last five results being two 2-0 losses and three 0-0 draws.
What has to be said is the weather was atrocious during the match, with wind causing havoc.
Aberdeen are now four points behind Hibs whose game against Ross County was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
With Hibs game postponed the standings are now all square with both sides having played the same amount of games for the first time since the start of the season.
It means Aberdeen have no advantage to claw back more points and are now over a win behind Hibs in the race for third.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes speaking to BBC: “We go with a positive line-up. The intent was trying to get playing in their half of the pitch. The conditions made it difficult for both sets of players. It’s not a proper day to be judging people and performances. There’s no criticism of my players, their effort was outstanding.”
St Mirren manager Jim Goodwin speaking to BBC: “We knew it wasn’t going to be pretty with the way the wind was blowing. Defensively I thought we were excellent. All in all, I think a draw is probably a fair result. I still believe we’re in the driving seat [for the top six].”
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A game remembered for non-footballing reasons
Probably the most noteworthy thing about today’s game was Andrew Considine making his 430th league appearance for the Dons. Only Alex McLeish (493) and Willie Miller (561) have played more league games for Aberdeen.
Fraser Hornby started after overcoming illness during the week but is still along way off match sharpness with this only his second game since September.
St Mirren were a dangerous opposition and probably had the best chance of the game, which came within the first ten minutes. Ryan Flynn almost tapped in Ilkay Durmus’ cross but for the efforts of Joe Lewis.
St Mirren have been on better form than the Dons picking up nine of the last fifteen points on offer including a 2-1 victory at Parkhead against Celtic – the first time the Paisley club had won in Glasgow in two decades.
Up next: Celtic, Away
Aberdeen play their game in hand on Hibs on Wednesday night and it’s Celtic at Parkhead, KO 6pm.