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24 Sep 2012 13:05:09

Needs Must

Versatile players are valuable assets especially when they deliver last minute goals!

Despite being the 'equaliser in injury-time hero' for Aberdeen, Josh Magennis fully expects to be heading back to his usual defensive role when the Dons line up against  in Hibs on Saturday. Magennis was moved to centre forward to help Aberdeen fight back from being 3-1 down to earn a SPL point at Pittodrie on Sunday. The Northern Irishman is used to changing position as early in his career he moved from being a goalkeeper to a striker and is now being utilised as a full-back for the Dons. And despite Sunday's goal he expects to be in Aberdeen's back four for the foreseeable future. He said: "The gaffer has told me that I'm a right-back now. I'll be thrown up front if it is needed, like it was against Motherwell. I would be happier if we had a nice two-goal lead and I got to stay at right-back and help defend it. The change paid off against Motherwell but I don't think we should have been in that position as we have enough quality to be winning games." Magennis was glad to see some goals being scored for his side at home after the fans having to suffer three goalless draws. He went on: "We know the fans expect a lot and they have every right to as they are the ones coming through the turnstiles and paying the wages. They have every right to get on our case if they think we aren't doing our job properly. There is always pressure when you play for any club but especially here because of the history and the fact that it is the only team in the city. It comes with the job and if you can't handle the pressure then I don't think you should be playing football." After the 3-3 draw, Motherwell manager Stuart McCall said he was excited about his side's forthcoming game despite dropping two points in the league. The Steelmen are still top of the SPL and face Third Division Rangers on Wednesday in the Scottish Communities League Cup before taking on Celtic next weekend. McCall said: "We have lost two points and two goals late on but we can only take encouragement from the manner in which we played. We have got two massive games coming up with back-to-back Old Firm games. They are terrific matches to be involved in. We are sure Rangers will adopt a bit of a siege mentality when we go to Ibrox on Wednesday. It will possibly be a full house and great for the players to go and play in front of. Then we play Celtic at Fir Park at three o'clock on a Saturday which will be an unusual time to face them. They are great games to look forward to. As I keep saying where we are in the league is irrelevant to me. It is a very tight league and on their day anyone can beat anyone."


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