Aberdeen star Greg Leigh has admitted that last weekend’s 5-0 thrashing by Rangers at Ibrox has “cut everyone deep” at Pittodrie and “hurt” a lot of the Dons players.
The Dons were utterly outclassed by the Gers and it could easily have been seven or eight for Steven Gerrard’s side against the hapless Reds.
Leigh insists that sort of this “is not supposed” to happen at a club like Aberdeen as they aim to put things right after being sent back up the road with their tail between their legs.
“It has cut everyone deep and we’ve all come in this week to show that is not us or how we want to go about our business,” Leigh told the Press & Journal.
“I know it hurt a lot of the lads. As a team, we didn’t do what we wanted to such as bringing energy and getting in and about people and it’s difficult to take. It is something we want to be right as quickly as possible.
“I’ve been involved in that situation once or twice before. I’ve been involved in relegation battles in England and managers being sacked but not at this level at a club like Aberdeen where it is not supposed to happen.”
The 5-0 win was a long time coming for the Dons and Rangers were simply far too good for Derek McInnes’ side as they ran riot with little opposition.
Few Gers fans will have any sympathy for Leigh and his team-mates and, hopefully, Rangers can quickly return to that level of performance against Hamilton tomorrow.
With Aberdeen the supposed ‘third force’ in Scottish football, coming to Ibrox with no intent to even attack shows just how far off Old Firm that the rest are.