DONS keeper Scott Brown admits he’s hoping patience will pay off as he battles to become the first choice at Pittodrie again.
Brown will get a rare start in tonight’s Energy Cities Community Cup clash against Viking FK (7.30pm).
Entry to the match is free, so a decent crowd is expected for what will be the third meeting with the Norwegian club in four seasons.
It will also be a welcome outing for the 30-year-old Brown, who was the club’s first choice last term but has been forced to act as back-up to Danny Ward so far this term. Brown said: “It’s been a very frustrating spell but you have to accept that when you are at a club that wants to be successful.
“We have 19 or 20 lads in our dressing room who are all expecting to play every week.
“It’s a bit harder for keepers because we can’t stake a claim in other positions.
“But I haven’t been complaining though because Danny has done a fantastic job since coming in. I’ve never been the sort to go banging on doors or spitting out the dummy.
“I’ve kept my head down and kept working as hard as possible in training in the hope that I will eventually get another opportunity.