Scottish Premiership - McInnes aims for Pittodrie platform

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is looking for Pittodrie to provide the platform for points this month.

After away games to Celtic, Partick Thistle and St Johnstone, the fourth-placed Dons have three of their next four Scottish Premiership matches at home, starting with the visit of St Mirren on Saturday.

McInnes is hoping to use home advantage to build on a 1-0 win at Firhill and a 2-0 victory in Perth against a rejuvenated Saints side who are unbeaten in six matches.

He told Aberdeen's official website: "We've had two decent results on the road, two clean sheets and some decent goals so we're looking forward to getting back home.

"We've got three games at home in December and it's important we try and enforce that advantage of being at home.

"I think the players really look forward to playing at home this year.

"Hopefully we'll have a decent crowd in to get behind the boys and hope to continue this run.

"We're striving for consistency of results as well as performance.

"It was a tough match at St Johnstone last week but when we needed to produce quality we did it and that's what we've got as a team.

"The biggest factor in winning the game last weekend and at Partick was our competitiveness, our aggression and our determination to come out on top.

"St Mirren have really got a head of steam up since we played them. They've certainly gained a bit of confidence, they're probably about second or third in the form guide.

"I've watched them recently and both performances were assured so we've got to make sure we're aware of that threat.

"We know we're up against a team who are in good form and who have good spirit, so we've got to make sure we're at our best."