Aberdeen striker Sam Cosgrove believes incoming chairman Dave Cormack will bring fresh drive to the club.
Vice-chairman Cormack, pictured below, is set to assume the role of chairman at Pittodrie as Stewart Milne prepares to step down after 21 years in the role.
Cosgrove said: “I’ve only been here for two years but you can see the influence the chairman had around the club.
“I know the history behind it and what he has done for the club is unbelievable but Dave will add a new sense of energy and it’s definitely a positive for the club.”
Cosgrove’s 17th goal of the season was not enough to give the Dons victory at St Johnstone yesterday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Saints, who finished the game with nine men at McDiarmid Park.
Manager Derek McInnes was frustrated at his side’s inability to win a game they dominated for long spells but was also left frustrated at a clear penalty for handball by Saints defender Wallace Duffy just after Cosgrove’s opener.
He said: “It was just far too easy. I am disappointed with that.
“It was similar to the home game (against Saints) where we started really brightly and we got a goal and then we made a mistake.
“There was another mistake today to give them their opportunity to score. We have always been good in previous seasons at showing our experience, knowhow and quality to see the game out.
“I am disappointed we didn’t do that. After our first half performance I was looking for better.
“We went with two strikers and two wingers and tried to ask questions of them defensively. But I don’t think we got enough service to our front two or they caused them too many problems.”
On the penalty incident the Dons boss added: “In the second half we did ourselves in from a winning position but how that penalty isn’t given in the first half is incredible.
“It is a penalty every day of the week and I don’t understand why none of the four officials could see what we have all seen.
“I spoke to the players at half-time to make sure that was secondary and we still won the game.
“A combination of that and our own inability to keep the clean sheet and to bring enough quality in the second half meant we dropped two points.
“I am disappointed we didn’t take advantage of that 12 or 13-minute spell when we had 11 men.”