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Published : 01 Feb 2013 17:13:20
Mark Reynolds must like it in Aberdeen
Mark Reynolds is keen to pick up some silverware after signing a long-term deal with Aberdeen. The centre-back has converted his 18-month long loan into a four and a half year contact, severing his with Sheffield Wednesday. Reynolds is happy both he and the club have the stability provided by the permanent deal and now wants to make sure that is reflected on the pitch. He said: "We are settled here, the wife and I have just had a kid who was born in Aberdeen, we love it up here and it gives us a bit of stability, the club a bit of stability. We can work toward the future, and lock down a team who can go on and win things and be more successful than we've been. It allows me time to build something up here and get successful years back at Pittodrie. It is a great place to come to work every morning, things have jumped massively behind the scenes. I've only been here 18 months and I've seen lots of changes. Everything is going forward and in the right direction, so we can start getting results to mirror what is happening in the background." Aberdeen need a result at Easter Road on Sunday, when they face Hibs in the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup, to hang onto the hope of winning something this season. Aberdeen have yet to win in 2013 and cup ties bring their own pressure for Aberdeen as they have not won a trophy for 18 years or reached a final for 13 seasons. Reynolds said: "We need to step up to that pressure and realise that this is a pivotal point in the season. People want to see us in the finals and see us winning trophies and the players want to deliver that. I think we can step up and provide the result. We are confident that we can change things around, and personally confident that I can play and influence the team and try and do well. I know recent form has been poor and people are starting to talk about statistics but a couple of wins and a win in the cup on Sunday can get us reignited and give us that second wind for finishing strongly."