Goodwin thanks Aberdeen fans for loyal support in 'difficult times'

Goodwin has also promised that he and his squad will do all they can to put on performances worthy of fans support.

Jim Goodwin thanks Aberdeen fans for loyal support in ‘difficult times’ SNS Group

Jim Goodwin has thanked the Aberdeen fans for their loyalty in “difficult times” and assured them that their dedication to following the team is not taken for granted.

The Dons boss has also promised that he and his squad will do all they can to put on performances worthy of their support on back to back trips to play Annan Athletic and Ross County.

He says all successful teams need their fans “on board” and hailed the Pittodrie faithful as the “life and soul” of the club.

Aberdeen beat Livingston 5-0 at the weekend and beat St Johnstone in Perth the previous Saturday as they look to have picked up some decent form.

The Irishman is not getting carried away with the wins and knows they will need to keep picking up results on a consistent basis to reach their desired level, but he is optimistic for what the future holds and hailed the “culture” at Pittodrie.

He said: “We are not sitting here for one moment thinking we are this fantastic team all of a sudden, we are not, we still have so much improvement to do and there’s things within every game that we need to do better but we’ve got a very honest group, we have got a great togetherness and a great team spirit within the whole squad now at the moment.

“Even the guys who aren’t playing are quite as often as what they would like are all behaving in the right manner and are very supportive of the guys who are in the team.

“There is just a brilliant culture, not just here at the training ground but up at Pittodrie as well, there is a lot of good people behind the scenes who help to make that happen.

“We are in a good place, the fans are on board which is what any football club needs because they are the life and soul of every football club out there because if they don’t come and support the club then things get very difficult.”

Aberdeen play Annan in the League Cup on Tuesday before travelling to Dingwall on their return to Premiership action on Saturday.

Goodwin said: “We are in a really difficult time financially for everybody and I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again but the support they give us, on the road particularly when you’ve got the extra travel expense, is not taken for granted.

“We’ve got a busy week coming up, a trip to Annan midweek when people are working and follow that up next weekend with a trip to Dingwall is not easy for them so as I say we really, really appreciate it and we hope we will put on a performance that is warranted of their great support.”