Former Aberdeen youngster Terry Taylor has backed old Wolves teammates Austin Samuels to shine in the Scottish Premiership, as he is ‘driven to succeed.’

The striker has joined Aberdeen on a season-long loan deal from English Premier League side Wolves, with Pittodrie manager Stephen Glass holding an option to buy. Taylor was in the Aberdeen academy as a child before a move to Wolves, where he played with Samuels before departing Molineux earlier this year.

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Samuels is an Aberdeen player. (Photo by Jack Thomas – WWFC/Wolves via Getty Images)

Taylor said of his former teammate (DR): “Austin is a great lad. He has spent a lot of time working on his game and is very focused and driven to succeed. I’d say his movement, speed and finishing are his best attributes. Austin is a sharp player who is very quick off the mark. He makes good runs in behind and is also able to link the play well.

“Aberdeen’s style of play should suit him. He is very dynamic and with the chances that the Dons have been creating in and around the box, he could be a very good alternative option up front for the manager.

“I had only good things to say about the club when I spoke to him about it. But it’s one of the most important things that you have got to do as a young player. Going out to prove yourself at a different level can really make or break a young player like Austin.”

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