Derek McInnes: Would have been 'travesty' if Aberdeen didn't get result against Celtic

Derek McInnes reckons it would have been an “absolute travesty” if his side failed to come away with anything to show for their efforts in Sunday’s 3-3 draw with Celtic.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes shakes hands with Neil Lennon at full-time. Picture: SNS

The Aberdeen manager watched on as his side saw a one-goal advantage which quickly become a deficit with substitute Leigh Griffiths and Ryan Christie adding to Callum McGregor’s earlier strike.

Aberdeen, who had twice led through a Lewis Ferguson penalty and then a second-half goal from Ryan Hedges, were able to fight until the bitter end and got their rewards when McGregor was penalised for tripping home sub Connor McLennan. Ferguson stepped up to make it 3-3 from the spot.

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McInnes said: "If we hadn't got something from that game it would have been an absolute travesty.

"We were so good in the second half for long spells. We have had late winners against us on a couple of occasions, not just here but at Celtic Park as well against Celtic.

"You get a few pats on the back and plaudits for your efforts and putting up a good show and all that sort of nonsense and I couldn't have been doing with that today.

"We needed to get something from that game and I was glad we got something from the game, no more than we deserved."

McInnes revealed Dylan McGeouch could be out of next week's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic at Hampden Park with an "overstretched groin".

McInnes added: "I hope we got Marley (Watkins) off in time with a tight hamstring and next week's game we will have a few more ready than they were for this one."

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