It has been an interesting week for Aberdeen goalkeeper Joe Lewis. The Dons captain pulled off a superb last-minute save to help the club gain a point in their most recent league game, the 1-1 draw with Hamilton.
However, he was at fault for St Mirren’s last-minute winner in the 2-1 Betfred Cup tie, as he spilled Jamie McGrath’s shot over the line.
Manager unlikely to be unduly concerned
That is what can happen to a goalkeeper though. One minute you are a hero, the next you are a villain. Still, Derek McInnes likely won’t be unduly concerned about the error that the 33-year-old made in the cup tie.
The reason for that is that Lewis has been one of Aberdeen’s most consistent performers since he has been at the club.
Lewis has done far more good things for Aberdeen than bad since he joined the club in 2016. It seems to be obvious that Derek McInnes thinks highly of the player. That will be why he made him captain of the team in 2019.
Held in high estimation by all at club
Goalkeepers aren’t usually captains of football teams. That shows the estimation that Lewis is held in by McInnes and all at Pittodrie.
Luckily for Lewis, he has the chance to make amends for his recent error against St Mirren when Aberdeen take on the Paisley side on league duty this weekend.
It would not be a surprise to see Lewis pull off a string of saves to help Aberdeen get back to winning ways in the Scottish Premiership.