Aberdeen great Willie Miller believes that the Dons’ midweek fixture against Motherwell is a must-win given their inability to make the most of games in hand.


The Dons are one of the two Scottish Premiership sides to have played 23 matches so far this season, whereas most of the teams above them in the league table have played either 24 or 25.


Motherwell, who they play next at home, have played 24 and are equal on points with Neil Warnock’s team, leading them through goal difference.




Stressing the need to win that game in hand on Wednesday, Miller insisted that as chances have been missed, Aberdeen simply must beat Motherwell.


“Motherwell visit Pittodrie on Wednesday in another of the ninth-placed Dons’ games in hand on the eight sides above them, including Well”, Miller wrote in his column for the Press and Journal.



“It is a must-win, especially at home, as the Dons have not really been able to utilise their catch-up games so far – not in the way previous boss Robson often talked about them doing.”


Given that the Scottish Premiership is approaching its business end, Miller believes that coming away with maximum points from their remaining games at Pittodrie will be key to finishing in a European spot.



“I feel it is at the stage where Aberdeen need to be looking to take maximum points from their remaining league fixtures in the Granite City if they are to make up the required ground on the likes of fifth-placed St Mirren and fourth-placed Killie – in the league’s final European spot.”


Aberdeen boss Neil Warnock will be hoping he can mastermind a win over Motherwell on Wednesday evening.