Aberdeen’s capture of James Wilson is a good move for everyone.
The Manchester United striker has arrived at Pittodrie on a season long-loan deal.
It’s a good move for the Dons because attack was an area that needed strengthening following Adam Rooney’s departure to Salford City last month.
There will be excitement for the fans at Wilson’s arrival.
I don’t know too much about the former England Under-21 striker but being at United and having loan spells in the English Championship, he has good pedigree.
You have to back Derek McInnes’ scounting policy because he will know what Wilson will bring to the team.
For the player, it’s a chance to kick-start his career after coming back from a cruciate ligament injury suffered in October 2016.
Wilson’s scoring record may not be the best – but I wouldn’t read too much into that.
The 22-year-old has had injuries and a number of his appearances have been off the bench when it can be difficult to make an impact.
You would expect a club of Manchester United’s size to have a top scouting system and they recognise Wilson as someone who has got talent and ability.
Wilson was given a contract at Old Trafford so he must have been viewed as someone who could make the breakthrough into the first-team. He will have been thoroughly scouted by Aberdeen and the Dons’ recruitment network has worked well under McInnes so you have to trust that it will work again and Wilson will prove to be a successful signing.
It’s good for Reds to add to the squad because so far this season they haven’t looked like scoring that many goals.
Saturday’s 1-0 win against Dundee demonstrated the need for a striker.
The Reds edged out Dee at Dens Park thanks to Gary Mackay-Steven’s penalty.
When you consider the players missing for the men from the Granite City, particularly in defence, it was a fine win.
However, Saturday’s game along with the Premiership opener against Rangers showed why McInnes was looking to add another striker. In the City of Discovery, McInnes started both Stevie May and Sam Cosgrove in attack.
However, both of Aberdeen’s strikers were taken off in the second half
Neither May or Cosgrove had a clear chance. May had one effort blocked after a good turn but that was about it.
The moment of quality in attack came from young Bruce Anderson when he came on in the second half.
He was unfortunate to see his volley crash back off the crossbar.
The 19-year-old netted the stoppage time equaliser against Rangers and showed once again on Saturday that he has an eye for goal.
However, on the evidence of the games so far this season it was clear to see why McInnes was in the market for a striker.
He will be pleased to get Wilson on board because McInnes sounded as if he was starting to get frustrated in his attempts to sign a striker.
But he did also say that once the English transfer window shut it would help the Scottish teams and it looks as if that may have been the case.
Overall the signing of Wilson looks to be a good move for everyone concerned.
Aberdeen are getting a striker who hopefully can hit the ground running and bolster their attack.
By joining the Dons, Wilson will get the chance to kick-start his promising career.