Aberdeen Preview

Last updated : 29 January 2004 By Firparkcorner

Is Scott McD due a start?
Aberdeen made a very slow start to the season but they have picked up enough points to be comfortably clear of Partick Thistle. We are only five points above the Dons despite sitting in fifth for most of the season. Our recent struggles have seen us drop to eighth and depending on results, we could be as low as tenth on Saturday night. Only the pessimists will dwell on that though as a win will see us restored to the upper half.

Our current problem is our inability to hit the back of the net – we have only scored in one game out of the last eight, a remarkably bad record. Alex Burns is still struggling to find consistent form and the whole team is beginning to miss the sudden inspiration that Pearson or McFadden could give. Maybe the time is ripe to unleash young McDonald on an unsuspecting Aberdeen?

The good news is that the defence is still quite solid. We came close to holding out for draws at both Ibrox and East End Park and Gordon Marshall should have recovered from the back problem which forced him out of the Pars game. Long term casualties David Partridge and Stevie Craig are closer to recovery but will miss out again.

Aberdeen have lost their last two games against Dundee United and Celtic and will also be looking to change their fortunes. But with the help of a home support we are due for a revival. 1-0 for the Mighty ‘Well.

Have you made a prediction yet?