He’s been firing on all cylinders for the reserves, so when is Bruce Anderson going to get a chance in the Aberdeen first-team?
Yesterday the striker netted a hat-trick for the reserve side against Ross County. He has been in fine form for the reserve side, netting seven goals in seven matches this term before taking his tally to ten against the Staggies (AFCHereWeGo).
Anderson has shown he is too good for reserve level, so when is his opportunity in the first-team going to appear?
Anderson could solve Aberdeen striker woes
Sam Cosgrove is Derek McInnes’ man in form at the moment, scoring nine goals in nine games. In every game he hasn’t scored in this season though, the Dons have failed to score (Transfermarkt).
It shows he needs more support. Cosgrove is doing a terrific job but can’t be expected to score in every game this season. Perhaps the introduction of Anderson can change that.
His form in the reserve side shows that he knows where the net is. His form on loan at Dunfermline last season wasn’t too bad either, scoring five in 14 for the Pars (Transfermarkt).
A partnership with Cosgrove could work well. The Englishman could win the physical battles and Anderson could be the poacher waiting to feed on what his partner creates for him.
McInnes needs something extra going forward. Anderson is in fine form right now and deserves more than brief cameo appearances. If his reserve form at the moment isn’t good enough to impress the Dons boss, he has next to no chance at Pittodrie.
Anderson is doing all he can for the reserve side and should be rewarded with first-team appearances at Aberdeen.