Derek McInnes has bemoaned a decision during his side’s 1-0 defeat at Celtic Park on Wednesday night.

The under fire Aberdeen boss believes his team should have had a penalty when the ball hit Stephen Welsh’s hand in the box during the midweek tie.

Footage from the incident clearly shows the player’s arms were by his sides and not as Derek puts it in a ‘unnatural position’.

The Dons boss is going through a horrible spell at the minute and is clearly clutching at straws as he looks to find a way out of this form.

McInnes told SunSport: “The more you talk about it – and clearly that’s the narrative at the minute of not scoring goals – the more it becomes an issue.

“You need a bit of luck at times and we should get a penalty in the first half when it comes off Welsh’s hand. 

“‘If we are being consistent then Tommie Hoban had a penalty given against him at St Mirren earlier in the season for the exact same incident. 

‘It’s come up on him from about two yards away, his hand is out to the side. 

“Speak to the referee department and they say it’s an unnatural position. 

“We need to try and not just have it down to a refereeing decision. 

“But sometimes when you are on a run like this and not scoring goals you do need a bit of luck.”

Celtic continues their winning run as of late with a first half David Turnbull strike the difference between the two sides on the night.

The Hoops are not playing theirs most scintillating football but they’re grinding out wins at the minute. Something they couldn’t do earlier this season.

Next up for the bhoys is a trip to Ross county before Celtic and Aberdeen do it all again at Celtic Park next week.


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