Dons keeper Jamie Langfield made his return to action just five months after suffering a horrific brain seizure.
Langfield skippered a young Aberdeen side in a closed doors friendly against Dundee United at St Andrews that finished 5-1 to the Dons.
Josh Magennis scored two and Mo Chalali bagged a hat-trick to further their claim to replace the injured Scott Vernon and suspended Rory Fallon in the team to face St Johnstone next Monday.
But the big news was Clangers' first full 90mins after the horror illness.
He told RedWeb: "It is nice to be back. Just to get a strip on and get back on a pitch was brilliant.
"I don't how many more games I need, that is the Gaffer and Archie's decision and obviously Jim (Leighton) but if you ask me personally I feel fit and ready to go back into the first team.
"I feel I could go and do a job and it's up to me now to put the pressure on David Gonzalez.
"I know the manager has said that David is the Number 1 until he goes back but I am going to make it a difficult as possible for him."
Related Aberdeen News