Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine reckons the Dons are lucky to have Norwich City midfielder James Maddison at the club and hopes his loan deal can be extended until the end of the season.
Maddison won a penalty and provided the assists for two goals in Aberdeen’s emphatic 4-0 win at Kilmarnock on Saturday.
An Adam Rooney double along with goals from Ash Taylor and Considine gave the Dons a well-deserved win, but it was Maddison who stole the show with another superb display.
Considine, who netted Aberdeen’s second from a Maddision corner, said: “He’s been tremendous and it is easy to see why there’s been so much hype about him.
“We’re very lucky to have him.
“At 19 he’s a great talent and has a huge future as long as he keeps his head down and feet on the ground.
“No doubt he can go a long way.
“I hadn’t even heard of him before he came. But he’s had his name in lights since he’s been here. He’s produced some fantastic goals and his winning goal against Rangers was tremendous.
“He can’t understand the Aberdeen accent yet, but I don’t think any of the English players do.
“If we can keep him beyond January that would be great.
“He’s been a huge addition to the squad.
“Either coming off the bench or starting, he’s very influential.”
Considine was delighted to get his first goal of the season to help the Dons move above Hearts and back into second in the Scottish Premiership.
The Dons are next in action against Ross County at Pittodrie on October 15 after the international break.
The defender added: “I was pleased with the goal – it was probably the only place I could have put it, but I hit it sweetly.
“The players were tremendous from the start.
“The manager wanted us to get in their faces and we did that right up until the final whistle.
“It was a fantastic day after a good month but there is still a long way to go. The two weeks will give us a bit of rest ahead of some massive games later this month.
“We’ve got a good bit of confidence now and we’re looking forward to it.”
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said reports claiming former Crystal Palace and Marseille midfielder Elliot Grandin was on trial with the Dons were wide of the mark.
He said: “I know the player, but I have never spoken to his agent and he has never set foot in Aberdeen.”