Aberdeen: Ryan Jack rubbishes talk of Pittodrie unrest

By Jonathan SutherlandBBC Scotland
Ryan Jack and Derek McInnes (right)
McInnes made Jack (left) his skipper over the summer

Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack insists there has been no rift between players at Pittodrie and manager Derek McInnes.

And the 23-year-old midfielder said suggestions of in-fighting within the squad were "ridiculous".

"There has been a lot of rumours about players fighting and obviously ones about myself fighting with the manager, which is not the case," said Jack.

"Everyone is 100% behind each other. All the lads are 100% together and we're all 100% behind the manager."

After winning their first eight league matches of the season, Aberdeen have endured a slump in form which has seen them fail to win any of their last six matches.

The Dons, who have slipped to third in the Premiership, face bottom side Dundee United on Saturday at Pittodrie.

And Jack was quick to dismiss any talk of discord within the Aberdeen camp.

"As for the rumours, it's just ridiculous basically," he added.

"People have obviously just made up their own ways of seeing why the team has not been doing well. We are all together, we are all going to stick together, we are all going to work hard together and make sure we can put this right.

"We are training every day, we are training hard. The standard of training has been excellent. The players are looking sharp and looking fit."

Aberdeen have lost five out of their last six games, the other game a 1-1 home draw with Motherwell.

Jack feels fortune has evaded the side in recent weeks, saying: "Sometimes scenarios in games just haven't gone right for us.

"We haven't finished off a chance - for example, to make it 2-0 against Motherwell and then we concede late on.

"I think we are all just raring to go for Saturday."

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