Aberdeen v St Mirren reaction
Aberdeen boss Craig Brown admitted his side's 0-0 draw with St Mirren summed up the frustrating nature of their season.
Darren Mackie passed up what was perhaps the best chance of the game after just five minutes, although St Mirren goalkeeper Craig Samson deserves credit for the save he made to deny the striker.
Brown said "That exemplifies our season. We could have been 3-0 up in the first 10 minutes thanks to great chances, and we had a couple more later in the game.
"Credit to St Mirren, it looked as though they came for a point, and they got away with a point.
"Like last week against Kilmarnock, I thought we were the better team, but if you don't score goals, you won't win games. We know what we have to address over the summer."
The former Scotland boss was frustrated to have finished ninth in the SPL and added: "It's very tight, and a couple of points can make a difference.
"When you think of the points we've allowed to slip away, we could have been at least seventh and maybe even top half.
"I heard Stuart McCall at Motherwell, modestly, saying they had got away through the season with just one injury. I think they've used 15 players this season whereas we've had a cast of thousands."
On the departing Mackie, Brown continued: "He got a great reception, and deservedly so.
"The pity is that he didn't get the two or three goals I think he deserved. Everyone here loves him, and he goes with the best wishes of everyone at Aberdeen Football Club."
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon expressed his delight at the progress his side have shown over the last season.
He said: "I'm thrilled and delighted to finish eighth. It's been a fantastic season of progress in terms of the brand of football we've played throughout the season.
"I'll be the first to admit it hasn't always worked for us, but in terms of what we're trying to do at this football club we've set the stall out and the players have bought into it.
"I'm delighted for the fans who have travelled up here to see their side finish eighth."
On the game, he added: "The result at the end doesn't always have a true reflection on how the game is.
"The first half today, Aberdeen got out of the traps very well, but we started to build up a good rhythm.
"The final ball let us down, and then Aberdeen came back at us, as we knew they would.
"That's a side of the game that I like to see from us. We play for each other for the full 90 minutes, even when it's not going our way.
"When you look at all the great sides around the world, that's what they all do."
Lennon also had praise for those players growing into his side, adding: "I look at the likes of Kenny McLean, and it's great to see the maturity of him.
"Marc McAusland has had a wonderful season, and has shown great consistency, while Craig Samson in goal recorded his 16th clean sheet of the season.
"Whilst we've beaten all these targets in finishing eighth, they don't mean a lot to anyone outside the football club, but to us it shows the progression.
"We have one or two things up our sleeve to continue that progress, as every club will have."