Aberdeen midfielder Funso Ojo is relishing the chance to become a part of a potentially brilliant midfield trio at Pittodrie.
The Belgian joined up with Derek McInnes’ side this summer following a lengthy transfer saga.
Now Ojo has stated that he is looking forward to the prospect of linking up with Craig Bryson and Lewis Ferguson in the Dons midfield.
He told the Scottish Sun: “I am looking forward to playing with Craig and Lewis. I am happy to play with them because they are footballers — not just runners. We have a good mix of people who can be on the ball.
“Thursday was our first game together and we didn’t have a lot of training sessions together. It is just a case of getting to know one another.”
Bryson, Ferguson and Ojo will be a brilliant midfield trio
On first impressions Ojo looks like a decent acquisition for McInnes. Against Chikhura on his debut, the Belgian made some decent passes and managed to get the ball forward where he could.
What let him down though was constant fouling. Ojo put in a hard tackle on Davit Maisashvili in the first half and was rightly booked. He made a few different niggly fouls throughout the game and was perhaps lucky to still be on the pitch at full time.
If he can iron that out though he’ll be great. Bryson was clearly not match fit on his debut in Georgia, but still showed enough class and experience to put in a decent shift.
Ferguson was his usual self, a bundle of energy who wins the ball back regularly and starts attacks from midfield for the Dons.
The trio are a perfect combination. Ferguson wins the tackles and starts some attacks, Ojo is the defensive anchor with an eye for a pass, whilst Bryson could be an experienced goal threat from midfield. He scored 42 goals and assisted on 36 occasions during his 273 game stint in the Championship.
If they can click and get to know each other a bit better, Aberdeen will benefit massively from having a brilliant midfield trio at their disposal.