Aberdeen travel to ‘The Clydesdale bank’s best away ground 2007-2008’ in what is another crucial match. Victory over Hearts would put the dons right back into the middle of the table while defeat could leave them detatched from their nearest rivals in the hunt for Europe.
Jimmy Calderwood told Red TV:
‘I think they have changed their style a bit under the new manager. The midfield with Kingston, young Driver, Aguiar coming back and Michael Stewart, there is a lot of footballing quality in that area. We will have to compete in the middle of the park’
Hearts Team News:
Laryea Kingston is struggling with a muscle injury and is unlikely to feature. While injury has definitely ruled out David Obua, Adrian Mrowiel and Marian Kello.
Player to watch: Christian Nade
The big striker feels he has a point to prove after Calderwood’s comments last year about him being lazy. Nade told the official Hearts website:
‘I am very happy to score against their coach because I never forget about me last season. I want to show him that I am not lazy and that I can do well’
Aberdeen Team News:
Top scorer Charlie Mulgrew is back aftering serving his suspension at Falkirk. Also Zander Diamond and Mark kerr are declared fit after recovering from flu but Gary McDonald is a major doubt with the same illness. Bertrand Bossu is certain to miss out with a calf injury.
Player to watch: Richard Foster
After a report in the Evening express hailed Foster as the best man-marker in the SPL it will be interesting to see how he deals with the threat of Andy Driver.
Match Facts & Stats
Aberdeen V Kilmarnock