Date: 19th February 2009 at 9:40pm
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On this one opinion is divided. On one hand, some would argue, Maguire has yet to really shine in the Aberdeen first team while others would say he has had limited chances in his natural position and has been truly prolific at every age group he has played at including internationally. So what is the best thing for Calderwood to do with regards Chris “bebo Phil McGuire” Maguire?

One option available is to send Maguire away on loan to gain some first team football elsewhere. It would give Maguire the chance to prove himself and get regular games under his belt at a senior level. Infact Maguire requested to go out loan recently; this request however was rejected by Calderwood. It therefore seems Calderwood has Maguire in his plans for the remainder of the season. This leads us to the second option:

That is to give Maguire a run in the team at centre forward, his natural position. In doing this it would give a better indication if Maguire was up to the standard required or not. In a short period last season when Maguire had a run of games he scored a few goals, including a brace against Falkirk and a vital late winner at Inverness. It seems therefore Maguire is capable. The question is will Calderwood start Maguire on Saturday and risk the wrath of the red army if he plays poorly? I haven`t been convinced by Maguire at times but with a brace against East Fife in our last outing, in my opinion it`s time to put faith in him. Perhaps, with Mackie looking like he will miss the game, Calderwood will have no option.

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