Bruce Anderson has been on fire for the Aberdeen reserve side recently and some fans want him in the first-team.
He scored again yesterday in a 3-0 win over a youthful Huddersfield Town side. He has already netted some hat-tricks for the second string Dons.
Derek McInnes hasn’t rewarded him with much Premiership action though. The striker has played just 18 minutes of senior league football this term.
Some Aberdeen fans are calling for Anderson to get more minutes following another good reserve showing.
Will feature on the substitutes bench on Saturday to reward his excellent work and form no doubt. https://t.co/BLNUIBOYno
— Red Point of View (@ARedPOV) September 17, 2019
— brian McG 🇪🇺⭐⭐ (@br1mcg) September 17, 2019
Gotta give him a chance now McInnes.
— Alan Pirie (@AlanPirie3) September 17, 2019
Time for a chance in first team for Bruce Anderson.
— Lorraine Baxter (@baxter1_l) September 17, 2019
what else does he need to do for a first team game
— Graham1903 (@Pirie7) September 17, 2019
McInnes look who’s scored again!! #first team!!
— angie m (@angmassie) September 17, 2019
McInnes has to be noticing Anderson’s form
Surely Anderson is in line for a first-team starting spot now? He is scoring just as consistently for the reserve side as Sam Cosgrove is for the senior team.
McInnes’ reluctance to change from a one striker formation is limiting Anderson’s starting potential. The Dons boss isn’t going to drop his double figure hitman.
That being said, Anderson deserves more than 18 minutes. He can’t be expected to make any sort of impact in that time.
It certainly seems as though some fans are eager to see Anderson in the Aberdeen first-team regularly. For that to happen, McInnes will have to make some sacrifices to his team.
Whether he will do that or not is questionable.