Quotes From The Press Room
From PA Sport
The major talking point was a disallowed goal by Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes, who was flagged offside after running on to Niall McGinn’s pass and slotting home in the 69th minute.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said: “There’s been an honest mistake by the official. I felt at the time he was onside and I’ve watched it again now a few times and it’s clear he was played onside.
“It’s frustrating, I thought we had enough good chances, certainly in the second half, to win the game.
“I thought we were better than St Mirren but I’m still looking for improvement.”
McInnes stretched his unbeaten run to four games since he took over from Craig Brown but had other chances to take three points.
Scott Vernon saw a close-range header blocked on the line by Marc McAusland and Ryan Jack volleyed against the outside of a post.
“It was a frustrating day for us,” McInnes said. “If we get ourselves in front then I think we win the game comfortably because I never at any point felt too troubled by the opposition. It’s two points dropped.”
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon confirmed goalkeeper Craig Samson looks set to join Motherwell.
Samson showed why McCall is keen to sign him with an excellent first-half save from Joe Shaughnessy’s header.
St Mirren struggled to create chances with their best effort a 30-yard free-kick by Dougie Imrie, which was tipped over by Jamie Langfield.
The game ended in internal acrimony for St Mirren when Lennon took off substitute Lewis Guy, 18 minutes after the striker came on. The substitution is believed to have been sparked by an exchange of words with Lennon’s assistant, Tommy Craig, who had berated the forward for his attempt to win a free-kick.
Craig followed Guy down the tunnel after he came off for Jack Smith.
Lennon said: “There was a bit of disrespect there to one of my staff and I’m not having that.
“I’ll not mention who it was to. We have a standard at this football club and that was certainly unacceptable.
“I think my actions showed you how disappointed I was in it.”