Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove believes he could have been “well clear” of Rangers star Alfredo Morelos in the race to be the Scottish Premiership’s top goalscorer – and admits that he’s happy making a “nuisance” of himself in his bid to get goals.

Cosgrove trails the Ibrox star by a single goal and could overturn that this afternoon when the Dons face Hibs in their final league game of the season.

14th April 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Jozo Simunovic of Celtic and Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen compete for the ball in the air

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After a prolific spell earlier in season, Cosgrove hasn’t been as hot in front of goal recently but insists that he’s happy with his overall performances for the Pittodrie side.

“I could have been well clear by now, but I’m just trying to score as many as I can and I’m happy with my overall contribution,” Cosgrove said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 10: Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen celebrates after his second goal during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Aberdeen and Queen of The South at Pittodrie Stadium on February 10, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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“I’ve accepted from day one in football that you have to do the dirty work first.

 

“I don’t mind being the lone target man, being a nuisance and aggressive if we are winning.”

The Dons face a huge clash with Hibs today as they aim to secure a Europa League spot for next season.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 22: Sam Cosgrove of Aberdeen makes it 2-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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Depending on the result in the Kilmarnock v Rangers clash, all Aberdeen can do is win and hope that it’s enough.

If Cosgrove can fire the goals needed to jump Morelos in the goalscoring charts then it might just do the trick for the Dons.

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