Former Aberdeen forward Darren Mackie believes Peter Pawlett has the ability to thrive in English football when he moves to League One club MK Dons.
The 26-year-old has been with the Reds for his whole career, making his debut in a 5-0 Scottish Cup win against East Fife in 2009.
Mackie, a former team-mate of Pawlett who is now player and assistant manager with Highland League club Inverurie Locos, reckons Pawlett will embrace the change of scenery with former Hearts manager Robbie Neilson’s side.
Mackie said: “I’ve not spoken to Peter in a while and I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes, but maybe he just feels like he needs a fresh challenge.
“He has always enjoyed his time at Aberdeen but he now has a little one to think about so he’s got to do what’s best for his family, both short-term and long-term. His ability has never been in question.
“He can score goals if he gets into the positions. He’s good on the ball and he’s exceptionally quick.
“If he can stay clear of injuries and get a run of games his confidence will build and he’s difficult to play against. MK Dons seem an ambitious club and he has everything needed to be successful.”