Aberdeen manager Craig Brown wants unbeaten streak

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown insists his players can improve on recent performances despite their 0-0 home league draw against St Mirren.

The Dons have now won just three games out of 13 in the Scottish Premier League at home this season and were reduced to 10 men against the Buddies.

"I'm quite assured that we'll get some good results between now and the end of this season," said Brown.

"I think we can roll the last 11 games and be as near as possible unbeaten."

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We're just not getting a break in front of goal, but we are trying

Craig Brown Aberdeen manager

This match would have probably ended in defeat for Aberdeen had it not been for a brilliant save from Langfield to deny St Mirren's on-loan striker Goncalves near the end.

Brown's side were reduced to 10 men when Mark Reynolds was issued with a second yellow card for deliberate handball with around 25 minutes to play.

However, Brown insists his players coped well with the match and maintained the drive is there to win matches.

"I thought the performance was a brave, committed one," said Brown.

"We didn't get many breaks in the game, but the players fought extremely hard from beginning to end - particularly at the end when we played for a number of minutes with a man short.

"We played three up front with Jonny Hayes, Peter Pawlett and Niall McGinn, then we brought on Scott Vernon. It's not for the want of trying. We're just not getting a break in front of goal, but we are trying.

"I think any fair-minded person would see that in the last home game against Hibernian we were on top and missed a penalty. We went to Easter Road and missed a penalty again - these two misses could have transformed our season."

Brown also refused to criticise referee John Beaton for sending off Reynolds and would not be drawn further on whether he thought the second yellow card was justified.

"If it had been a straight red, I would have appealed it," said Brown.

"Because I wouldn't want to imply any mistake was made. You saw it, and the crowd saw it, and there are opinions."