Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has admitted that he’s been blown away with Bruce Anderson’s form on loan at Dunfermline – and credited him with the Pars’ rise up the table.

Anderson has hit the net four times in seven appearances since heading for Fife as he looks to impress McInnes and his watching staff.

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 22: Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Hearts at Pittodrie Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

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The Dons boss thinks Anderson has been “on fire” at East End Park and McInnes is told how he is regularly receiving reports on his performances.

“Wee Bruce is on fire,” McInnes told the Press and Journal.

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 25: Bruce Anderson of Aberdeen reacts after he scores during A penalty shoot out during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Quarter Final match between Hibernian and Aberdeen on September 25, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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“His report last week (against Alloa) was that he didn’t do a lot in the game but he took his goal brilliantly.Since Bruce has gone there they have gone right up.”

With Sam Cosgrove in fantastic form for the Dons just now, seeing Anderson impress at Dunfermline will give McInnes more options going into next season.

PERTH, SCOTLAND - JULY 08: Bruce Anderson of Aberdeen is held off by Liam Gordon of St Johnstone in the first half during the Pre-Season Friendly between St Johnstone and Aberdeen at McDiarmid Park on July 8, 2018 in Perth, Scotland.

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The young striker looks to have benefited from getting regular first-team football and the Dons should look to make the most of that when he returns to Pittodrie.

As McInnes braces himself for a number of senior stars potentially leaving this summer, the emergence of young talent like Anderson comes at the perfect time for Aberdeen.

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