Connor Barron insists Aberdeen have too many quality players in their squad to continue playing long ball football

The Dons picked up only their second league win of 2024 when they defeated Motherwell on Saturday, with Barron playing a pivotal role in central midfield. 

Ninth-placed Aberdeen have come under-fire for their style of play throughout the campaign. A season which has seen Barry Robson, Neil Warnock and now Peter Leven take first team managerial duties and supporters grow increasingly worried about a relegation scrap. 

Scotland U21 internationalist, Barron, totally acknowledges the criticism that's come in their direction lately and confessed the team even came to the conclusion that they need to utilise the players attributes more during their recent crisis meeting.

He said: "Pete (Leven) has been brilliant since he's came in. He's obviously been here a while and we all know what he's like, and the way he wants to play.

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"I think on Wednesday night at Dundee, we maybe got a bit stuck in between different managers telling us different things and now we are all on the same page. 

"We had a good meeting together as a team and we realised the quality that we've got in the team and on the ball, and we need to start using that. 

"We have got too good of players in that team to put things long and not play nice football, and against Motherwell I thought we showed what we can do. 

"It's important we continue that but I thought that was a real Aberdeen performance."