Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes that Greg Leigh has effectively replaced fans’ favourite Max Lowe.

The left-back departed Pittodrie this summer following a loan spell with the Dons. McInnes has brought in Leigh from NAC Breda as his replacement, and so far, things have gone well.

An effective player. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Leigh has looked confident at the back and assured going forward, netting his first Dons goal against Ross County prior to the international break.

McInnes insists Leigh has been a good replacement for Lowe. He told the Daily Record: “It was never going to be easy replacing Max. He was a favourite with everyone, myself, his team-mates and the supporters.

“They are different but what Greg has done is become really popular with the Aberdeen fans. That is down to his defensive work and goals. He is very good at attacking the ball in both boxes.”

Leigh has prospered at Aberdeen whilst Lowe flourishes in new position

It was going to take an exceptional effort for anyone to fully emulate Lowe. Leigh has stepped up to the plate though and is doing his job just as well.

Performing well. (Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

His all-round game really helps him. Leigh has no problem making a run to the touchline and crossing it, but also possesses decent awareness at the back.

Is he the complete package yet? No, but the early signs seem to indicate Leigh will be a star for years to come at Pittodrie.

Lowe on the other hand is doing well at Derby, but in a new position. Phillip Cocu is playing him at right-back instead and he has played well so far, amassing five Championship appearances.

It looks as if Lowe’s Aberdeen spell has worked out for him. It gave him a chance to show his senior credentials and now he is a Derby County regular.

Lowe is playing regularly for the Rams now. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

Whilst he is a miss, Leigh is quickly making Dons fans forget about their former full-back.

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