Bruce Anderson has kept up his impressive form with the Aberdeen reserve side, netting a hat-trick against St Johnstone.

The striker scored all three goals as the Dons brushed past the Perthshire side 3-0. It was another reserve game where Anderson has grabbed the headlines.

Anderson has netted again.

Anderson has netted again. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He has netted hat-tricks on multiple occasions this term for the second string Dons but has yet to make a real mark on the first-team.

Hat-trick after hat-trick, but no Aberdeen breakthrough for Anderson

So far this campaign the forward has played just two Premiership matches, managing just 18 minutes out the park.


For what he has provided for the Dons reserve side, surely the 21-year-old deserves the chance to impress Derek McInnes on merit now?

Deserves a shot now surely? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some fans have called for his introduction to the squad before and no wonder. With such a heavy reliance on Sam Cosgrove, they could be doing with another lethal striker to support him.

Curtis Main hasn’t got firing yet since his move to Pittodrie and James Wilson hasn’t had much of a chance up top either. Cosgrove won’t be dropped after 15 goals in 16 games, and with McInnes opting for one striker formations normally, opportunities are limited.

Still, Anderson is doing all he can for the reserve side. He has fired in a few hat-tricks this season in an attempt to prove his worth to McInnes. Surely in the coming weeks he’ll opt to use the young Don?

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