Rae hopes Dons can hit scoring streak

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Gavin Rae is urging Aberdeen to be more ruthless in front of goal
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Gavin Rae is urging Aberdeen to be more ruthless in front of goal

Gavin Rae admits it is time Aberdeen got on the goal trail as they aim to slow down early Clydesdale Bank Premier League leaders Motherwell at Pittodrie on Sunday.

The seventh-placed Dons have scored only three times in six SPL matches this season, just one more than both sixth-placed Ross County and bottom side Dundee.

Rae, the 34-year-old former Rangers, Cardiff and Dundee midfielder, believes performances have been mostly acceptable but he knows goals win games and make a difference to league placings.

"In the majority of games we have played quite well without getting the results we have merited," Rae told RedTV.

"Obviously it is very frustrating but we have just got to put that right. The performances, last Saturday apart (against Inverness), have been pretty favourable, pretty good to be honest.

"If we had a bit of luck and bit more composure in previous games we might have had a few more goals so hopefully we can put it all together and, as well as playing well, get the goals. Without doubt there is goals in our squad.

"But everyone in the team has to chip in, whether it be defenders from corners or set-pieces, midfielders linking up and obviously the forward players. It's not just one person, it's everyone, we have to score more goals as a team and I'd like to chip in.

"I feel I've done all right so far, I'm reasonably happy but you always strive to do better. I got a goal but it was in the cup so it would be nice to get one in the league as well."

Rae pointed to Motherwell striker Michael Higdon's six goals in his last three league games as one reason why the Steelmen are at the top of the table.

"They have done really well in the last couple of seasons with limited resources," he said. "Higdon up front has been getting a few goals which makes a big difference and that is what we are looking to do as well."

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