By Danny Wright

9th Apr, 2017 | 5:37pm

McInnes: This is why Aberdeen lost 3-0 to Rangers

By Danny Wright

Derek McInnes feels that Aberdeen were in control, but switched off against Rangers in their 3-0 defeat at Pittodrie.

The Dons manager said that he refused to make changes to his side because he felt as though they were the ones with the upper hand.

However the Light Blues scored a flurry of late goals to earn a 3-0 win which reduced the gap to second place down to nine points.

Kenny Miller bagged a brace before Joe Dodoo rounded off the victory in which Pedro Caixinha earned his first away win since taking charge of the club in March.

Rangers wanted to make McInnes their new manager after Mark Warburton walked out of the club in February.

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However the 45-year-old remains the Aberdeen manager as they look set to finish runners-up in a league dominated by Celtic.

“Usually after around 70 minutes, you contemplate changes but I did not feel there was any real need because we were in control,” said McInnes, as quoted by the Scotsman.

“But we need to concentrate against good players and that should be there for the full 90 minutes.

“We lost a very poor goal, which can happen, but it was the response to losing that goal which was more disappointing because there was still plenty of time in the game to get back into it.”

Rangers are yet to lose under Caixinha’s control but the midweek draw with Kilmarnock meant their third place was in threat from an in-form St. Johnstone side.

Gers welcome Partick to Ibrox in their next outing while Aberdeen face a tough trip to the Saints.

McInnes was formerly in charge at McDiarmid Park before a successful spell at Bristol City earned him the right to manage the Dons.

In his playing days, the Scot turned out for Rangers, West Brom and Dundee.

In other Rangers news, fans have reacted on Twitter to James Tavernier’s display against Aberdeen.

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