How Derek McInnes deals with Aberdeen striker Stevie May in the next few weeks will intriguing. The Pittodrie boss replaced the hitman with Niall McGinn at half-time of the recent Aberdeen-Queen of the South game.

McGinn had an immediate effect on the game, scoring in the 47th minute in a match which the Dons ran out 4-1 winners.

The decision McInnes made has turned out to be the correct one. The game was in the balance as it was goalless at half-time. McGinn turned the game around and that’s the bottom line.

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It remains to be seen how May takes this substitution going forward. It could be the wake-up call he needs to get back on the goal trail on a regular basis.

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May has had poor season for the Dons this year. He has scored only three goals in 29 appearances so far, which is not a good return for a striker. Due to a series of injuries, he has failed to hit the heights he reached at St Johnstone.

He could still be upset about being replaced at half-time though, which is understandable and McInnes would know that.

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Whilst May has struggled, Sam Cosgrove has emerged as the top hitman at Pittodrie. The striker has 16 goals to his name this season, including a double against Queen of the South.

For the moment perhaps a place on the bench suits May, with Cosgrove and McGinn look the best bets going forward for the Dons.

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