Aberdeen’s game against Kilmarnock at Pittodrie on Saturday looks intriguing for a few reasons. The Dons will be looking to end their club record of six consecutive games without a goal.
Kilmarnock boss Tommy Wright faces a second difficult away trip in a row – after Rangers last week – as he starts his time as boss at Rugby Park. Kilmarnock need the points to move away from relegation danger as badly as Aberdeen do in the battle for third place.
Forward likely to make debut
The game could also see a Kilmarnock debut for much-travelled striker Kyle Lafferty. He didn’t feature in last week’s 1-0 loss to Rangers.
Lafferty has played for the likes of Norwich City, Rangers, Hearts and Burnley, and now finds himself at Rugby Park. He might not have played football for a while, but the 33-year-old knows where the back of the net is, especially in Scotland. You just have to look at how well he performed at Rangers – in his first spell – and at Hearts.
Manager will be expecting the player to start game
With Aberdeen on a poor run of form, the last thing they will want to do is give Lafferty the opportunity to add to their problems.
Derek McInnes will likely be expecting the striker to start in the game. Therefore, you would imagine that he will have a plan in place to make sure that his defenders are able to deal with the threat that Lafferty will pose.
If Aberdeen can keep Lafferty quiet that would go a long way to ending their current poor run. However, should he have an impact on the game, then he is more than capable of helping Kilmarnock pick up a valuable three points.