Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has confirmed that Bruce Anderson may get a chance this weekend.
The Dons academy product has been in fine form for the reserve side this term, netting 10 goals in seven games. He has scored two hat-tricks already this term, including one against this weekend’s opponents Ross County.
McInnes has said he slightly regrets not playing the 20-year-old last weekend and that he ‘expects’ him to play against the Staggies.
He told the club’s website: “Bruce has maybe taken a little while to get going since coming back (from the summer break) by his own admission but certainly the last two/three weeks he has been as bright as a button and we rewarded that with him being on the bench at the weekend.
“I am maybe kicking myself a wee bit that we never put him on the last 10/15 minutes against Kilmarnock but I would expect Bruce to be involved at the weekend.”
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It’s about time he got a run in this Aberdeen side. They have relied heavily on Sam Cosgrove this season, with the Dons striker scoring nine of their 15 goals this term.
To have a free-scoring Anderson sitting in the reserve squad is silly. He has demonstrated on numerous occasions for the reserve side that he is ready for first-team football.
This can’t just be a flash in the pan type appearance for Anderson. This has to be the start of consistent appearances, or even better, consistent starts. That is the next stage in his development.
For Anderson it’ll be good for him to hear that his manager has noticed his good work. He has been excellent for the reserve side in recent weeks and deserves his chance.
Hopefully McInnes stick to his word and unleashes the forward this weekend.