For some time now, Shay Logan been the number one right-back at Aberdeen, but is Zak Vyner putting an end to that?
The Bristol City loanee has started the last few matches for the Dons with Logan being left on the bench.
By all accounts, Vyner hasn’t really put a foot wrong to show why Logan deserves a place in this team ahead of him.
Vyner should be ahead of Logan at Aberdeen for now
Logan has been a brilliant servant for Aberdeen. Since arriving at the club, he has made over 250 appearances, making the right-back slot his own in the process.
It seems as though complacency has set in a bit. Logan’s never really had any suitable competition for his starting position and over the last year his performances haven’t been as good as his previous years.
Vyner has changed that. Since arriving from Bristol City, the versatile defender has looked a bit more reliable defensively than Logan has.
Whilst Logan might be able to cause more damage going forward, he can’t offer the defensive protection Vyner has shown he can provide in recent games.
Logan’s a very good right-back, but he perhaps needs the challenge that Vyner brings. It forces him to push himself harder in order to get back into the team.
McInnes has opted for Vyner over the last few weeks in any case. It certainly seems as though he will be number one until he makes a mistake or Logan proves himself worthy of starting.
There’s healthy competition for the right-back spot at Pittodrie now as Logan and Vyner compete for the berth.