Spectacular Aberdeen debut for summer time signing Anthony Stewart in 7-1 defeat of Brechin Metropolis
The 29-year-old was handed the captain’s armband within the snug 7-1 pleasant defeat of the Highland League outfit at Glebe Park.
Defender Stewart retained the captaincy at half-time, though Joe Lewis, who held armband final season, got here on on the break.
Summer season signing Anthony Stewart seems to be set to deliver granite power to the Aberdeen defence having impressed on his debut at Brechin Metropolis.
Final season Aberdeen registered simply six clear sheets in 47 video games in all competitions. It was a serious Achilles heel in a disastrous season.
Secured on a two-year deal following the expiration of his contract from Wycombe Wanderers, early indications are Stewart will help shore up that rearguard.
Proper-sided centre-back Stewart, 29, was vocal all through his debut and always guided and gave recommendation to the rearguard.
He was dominant within the air, and cozy in possession, in addition to within the sort out.
Stewart learn the sport properly and was in the precise place on the proper time to make key challenges.
Additionally making a Dons debut was Dutch keeper Kelle Roos, 30, who signed on a two-year deal following the expiration of his contract with Derby County.
It was troublesome to evaluate Roos as he was by no means troubled and didn’t have a save to make when on within the first 45 minutes.
He did, nevertheless, dominate his field at set items and seemed assured earlier than being changed on the half by Lewis.
Whether or not will probably be Roos or Lewis in purpose for the primary aggressive match of the season in opposition to Peterhead on Sunday stays to be seen.
Nonetheless, with two skilled keepers now on the membership, it seems whoever does get the No.1 jersey for the Premier Sports activities Cup tie at Balmoor can have a combat to maintain it.
The await the Pink Military to see summer time signings Bojan Miovski and Ylber Ramadani continues.
Each had been signed from Hungarian membership MTK Budapest with striker Miovski secured for £535,000 and defensive midfielder Ramadani for £100,000.