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Sam Cosgrove would be Aberdeen’s talisman, says Derek Mclnnes

Tue 29 December 2020 | 17:09

Derek Mcinnes supported Sam Cosgrove to motivate him to put the team ahead in the second half of the season.

Sam Cosgrove

has been at the top of the Pittodrie scoring chart for the past two seasons, but this term has been more of a struggle.

He suffered a severe knee injury last summer and spent a lot of time recovering and returning to scoring.

However, he scored two goals in his three games, and




hopes this will be another start as he prepares to take his squad to


on Wednesday.

He said

: “It’s fair to say that big Sam has not had his problems to seek this season.

“He picked up a serious injury in pre-season coming off the back of the long lockdown lay-off, so he’s taken a bit longer to find his feet than people may have expected.

“It’s been about trying to build up his sharpness, his confidence and his general play.

“But if he can score goals as he’s working towards his best then great.

“Having him and

Curtis Main

available to lead the line for us is fantastic as there has been times this season where we’ve not had striker options.

“Sam has always been an important player over the last couple of seasons and the fact he’s scored a couple of goals of late should give him the confidence to really kick on.

“There have been so many of our stats that have been good this year but we could still be doing with that talismanic striker at the top end who can really catch fire and score goals week in and week out.

“Sam is showing he can do that and hopefully between him and Curtis they can provide the goals that we’re looking for from our strikers.”



source: SportMob