Aberdeen are facing a massive overturn this summer. With countless players out of contract, there will be plenty of new faces at Pittodrie next season.
One player the Dons were reportedly after according to the Daily Record was Livingston’s Scott Pittman. The midfielder has been great this season and is the club’s joint top scorer. His Livi contract looked set to expire in the summer.
Speculation ended when the Scotsman penned a new deal until 2021 with Gary Holt’s men in March. A talented midfielder who has went from zero to hero in a short space of time, Pittman would have been an excellent acquisition for Derek McInnes.
He performed brilliantly again at the weekend. The Livi star’s performances may just leave the Dons boss regretting not moving quicker for the midfield.
Pittman is a creative spark in midfield
Pittman has went from junior football to Premiership quality in just a matter of years. It was only a short time ago he was playing for the likes of Broxburn Athletic. He’s had a well deserved rise to prominence.
He continued his fine form with two goals against Hamilton on Saturday. With his side two goals down, Pittman dragged Livi back into it with a lovely curled effort. The midfielder then put his side in front soon after with another decent strike. It was a brilliant display from Pittman, who’ll feel unlucky that his brace didn’t inspire victory.
Pittman would have been great for Aberdeen. He can put his foot on the ball and drive the team forward. Great technical ability comes as part of the package, with an eye for a pass and battling qualities another big part of the Scotsman’s game.
The Dons have Lewis Ferguson in this role and Pittman would have been a great deputy. He is proven Premiership quality and was one of the better options on the free agent market.
Aberdeen will need to bring in cover for this position in the summer. The Livi midfielder is the ideal man for that role, but that opportunity looks to have passed McInnes now. Only a fee will bring him to Pittodrie. The Dons are unlikely to splash any money on him.
Pittman in theory could still end up in the Granite City but the chances are slim. His fine season and Accies performance are proof that Aberdeen should have moved for him on a pre-contract basis.