Aberdeen star Ross McCrorie has hailed former Old Firm rival Scott Brown and admits the veteran ex-Celtic star has been “magnificent” for Stephen Glass’ side since arriving at Pittodrie.

Brown left Celtic to become player/assistant manager under Glass at the end of last season, with the midfielder taking up an emergency role as a defender in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Rangers – which saw Brown score the Dons’ second goal.

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McCrorie has only “good things” to say about his one-time Old Firm sparring partner, calling him a “true leader” in the Dons’ dressing room as Glass’ side look to shake off their poor start to the season and start climbing the table.

“Broony has been magnificent since he came in. I can only say good things about him,” McCrorie said.

“He scored a great goal too. I said to him, ‘Where did you pull that from?’

“It was just brilliant. As I say, he has been magnificent since he came in. He is a true leader and all of the boys look up to him.”

After going ten games without a win, the Dons are unbeaten in their last two and will take on Hearts this weekend at Pittodrie as they look to extend that run.

McCrorie thinks recent tactical tweaks have helped Glass’ side turn a corner as he challenged his Aberdeen teammates to continue their recent performances and get some more points on the board.

“We feel like we’ve turned a corner now,” he added. “Well, I hope so. We changed the shape a bit and it seemed to suit us.

“We have strung a couple of results together. It is up to us to keep the performances up and keep getting points on the table.

“I think if you look at our performances you could tell we were playing well. It is just a couple of wee small details.

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