Kamberi subjected to online abuse ahead of Aberdeen v Kilmarnock

Times are tough enough at Aberdeen without player’s being subjected to abuse on social media.

Florian Kamberi recently received a message on his Instagram page from a troll wishing him ill will.

It was serious enough to be brought up in Aberdeen’s pre-match press conference which was conducted by assistant manager Tony Docherty.

Docherty began by saying the abuse Kamberi was subjected to is unacceptable.

On the incident Docherty said: “I know the type of character that Flo is, and I don’t think it will affect him, he is a strong personality. Since he came in, we have been really impressed with him not just with his footballing ability but with his personality and his enthusiasm. I need to stress that the comment on his Instagram is totally unacceptable.”

The Dons are going into a seventh game searching for a goal.

It’s been well documented Aberdeen’s new record set in the 1-0 loss to Celtic on Wednesday night.

For the first time in the club’s history Aberdeen failed to score in six consecutive matches.

McInnes was bitterly disappointed with the stat saying after the defeat to Celtic, in which Kamberi hit the post, the stat was there for the Dons to be beaten with and all they can do is work to rectify the situation.

Assistant Docherty took a similar line today ahead of the visit of Kilmarnock saying he has had experience in this situation before – at Aberdeen with another barren run falling under the tenure of McInnes in 2020.

Docherty didn’t make much bones about the stat – Aberdeen are over 9 hours without scoring. The assistant said all the team can do is keep working hard to change the situation.

“There is a good feeling about the place. We have a group of players in there who are hell bent to make sure that we do everything that we can to get those three points.”

Docherty also mentioned the fans, reminding supporters they have not been forgotten and that McInnes and his team remind the players that even though the fans aren’t currently in the stadium, they are watching from home.

Aberdeen go into the game against Kilmarnock with one win in ten. The run has seen the Dons fall from two points ahead of Hibs in the race for third at the start of the year, to four points behind the Hibees now.

Jonny Hayes is a doubt for tomorrow’s clash with a hamstring injury.

In the briefing today Docherty said: “Sometimes you go through a run where it doesn’t go in and you get some decisions that don’t go your way. You need to keep working away, don’t get too bogged down with it, affect what you can affect and hopefully things will come together. I have found that the harder you work, the luckier you get.

“There is a good feeling about the place. We have a group of players in there who are hell bent to make sure that we do everything that we can to get those three points.

“Tommy has had an impact since he came into Kilmarnock. His teams will always be competitive, and we expect that tomorrow.”

Striker Kamberi, who arrived in January from St Gallen on loan, was subject to abuse on his Insta account

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Kilmarnock also in the horrors

For Killie the season is going the same way as it has been for Aberdeen.

The East Ayrshire side have lost their last seven games which included making a change of management.

Alex Dyer left by ‘mutual consent’ after the 3-2 capitulation to St Johnstone three weeks ago – Killie were 2-0 up at half-time in that one.

Ex-Newcastle Utd and Man City keeper Tommy Wright has come in to try steer the Rugby Park outfit towards calmer waters, however so far all Wright’s managed to do is lead Killie further towards the eye of the storm.

Wright still hasn’t earned a point for Kilmarnock, losing all four of his opening games in charge – two of them being against the Old Firm.

Aberdeen v Kilmarnock, Pittodrie, SPL, Saturday, 3pm KO.

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