Stephen Glass believes Marley Watkins will ‘enjoy a great reception’ after returning to Aberdeen after a spell at Cardiff City.

Pittodrie manager Glass has moved to sign the 30-year-old on a two-year deal after he spent time on loan at Aberdeen last season. Watkins returns north after a short stint at Cardiff City this season.

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Watkins arrives from Cardiff City after a successful loan spell at the Pittodrie club last year, signing a contract until 2023. (Photo by Andrew Halseid-Budd/Getty Images)

Glass said: “I’m delighted Marley has chosen to return to the club. In his previous spell at Aberdeen his influence on the team was enormous and we are looking forward to having him back in a red jersey. I expect the fans will be delighted to see him back with the club.

“We have beaten off a lot of competition for him and I am sure he will enjoy a great reception upon his return to Pittodrie. Marley has pace, energy, quality at the top end of the pitch which is something we need to add to what we already have.

“We’re delighted we got him, when we started speaking to him, he wanted to come here, he wants to get up the top end of the league and he talked about unfinished business. He’s coming here for the right reasons and that’s important.”

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