Former Aberdeen striker Frank McDougall has tipped the duo of Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main to get back on the goal trail sooner rather than later.

The duo have only scored six goals between them so far this season – three goals each. However, McDougall expects the relatively low goal totals to be increased in the near future. He feels that it is important though that the players don’t lose faith in their abilities at the moment.

“Confidence comes from scoring goals”

“As a striker confidence comes from scoring goals. For both main strikers to be on three goals at this stage of the season is not a good enough return. You want guys like that to be on about 14 or 15 goals each” he said (Evening Express).

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Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove celebrates scoring against Kilmarnock (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McDougall disclosed that a pep talk from Sir Alex Ferguson helped him when he was having a barren spell in front of goal.

“Don’t panic”

“For the first six games of my debut season I didn’t score and felt under pressure. Then Fergie took me into his office and said ‘listen son, don’t panic. A ball can hit your head, go in, and then you’ll go on a run.’ And I did go on a scoring run straight after that. It can be the same with Cosgrove and Main” he disclosed.

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Curtis Main of Aberdeen celebrates scoring a goal earlier this season (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Aberdeen fans will be hoping that the upcoming game against Rangers will provide an ideal platform for Cosgrove and Main to find the back of the net.

The Dons haven’t scored against Rangers in the two games between the teams so far this season. That could change if Main and Cosgrove are in good form.

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