Aberdeen starlet Jack MacKenzie has admitted that he was excited by the prospect of making his first-team debut against Dundee United in the Dons’ last league game.

The 20-year-old made his first-team debut for the Dons in the 1-0 loss at Tannadice. Despite the defeat, it was still an experience that was memorable for the player.

“Feeling of real excitement”

“I found out on the Friday that I was playing against Dundee United. There was a feeling of real excitement and I could not wait to get out there” he said.

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Aberdeen’s Jack MacKenzie in action during a loan spell at Forfar (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

MacKenzie was full of praise for Aberdeen veteran Andy Considine, who he played alongside in defence against Dundee United.

“It is a dream to play alongside someone like Andy because he is so experienced and so calm and communicates really well. There is not a better player to play next to” the player stated.

International break came at the wrong time

One slight frustration for MacKenzie is that his debut came prior to an international break. He admitted that he is desperate to play another first-team game after getting his first taste of the experience.


Jack MacKenzie enjoyed playing alongside Andrew Considine (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

“When you make your debut you just want more. I am desperate for the next game to come along. So, the international break probably came at the wrong time for me, I will have to wait a while longer.”

MacKenzie’s next opportunity to play for the Dons will come this weekend. Aberdeen takes on Dumbarton on Saturday in the Scottish Cup. The player will be hopeful of keeping his place in the side for a game which Aberdeen will be strong favourites to win.

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