Aberdeen have shaken off a poor start to the season to be right in the thick of the Scottish Premiership title race.

The 3-0 win over Hamilton saw the Dons move to only 3 points behind leaders Celtic.

Perhaps the key man for Derek McInnes’s side in their resurgence is striker Sam Cosgrove.

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The big striker scored a double against the Accies, to take his total for the season to 11 goals.

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He is arguably also the form player in Scotland, with 9 goals in his last 8 games.

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He has overcome a difficult start to his Aberdeen career – no goals last season – to become the main man for the Pittodrie side.

If Aberdeen want to maintain their title ambitions, they need to keep Cosgrove fit.

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He is by far their top goalscorer, with Gary Mackay-Steven second top scorer with only 6 goals.

It remains to be seen if Derek McInnes plans to bring in another striker before the end of the January transfer window.

Even if another striker does sign, they would have a hard time taking Cosgrove’s place in the Aberdeen side.

The next test for Cosgrove and his team-mates is in the league upcoming game against 2nd placed Kilmarnock.

A big performance from the striker in that game could be the difference-maker in a huge game at the top of the table.

 

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