Preview - Aberdeen (a)

Last updated : 29 September 2005 By Firparkcorner

A happy man at Pittodrie
Our last trip to Aberdeen ensured that we would finish the campaign in the top half of the season and a triumphant manager celebrated goals from McBride, Hamilton and McDonald with the fans in the away stand. (Match report here.)

The team has produced some good results in recent games despite the restrictions imposed by a limited squad but there is only so much that can be asked of the same group and it is vital that some replacements become available from the injury list.

The return of
Hamilton would be a fine tonic but we may have to wait until kick off to discover whether he has recovered. Quinn, Clarkson and keeper Smith will be boosted by their inclusion on Bonhof’s Scotland U21 squad.

will be without midfield regular Chris Clark for the first time this season and they will want to improve on their 0-0 draw at home against Livingston last week. Calderwood said after that game, “It was a very disappointing afternoon where we started badly and got worse."

Let’s hope his post match comments are similar at 5pm on Saturday after a 1-1 draw.