Ugandan midfielder Khalid Aucho finally made his debut for the Dons this afternoon.
The 22 year old played as a trialist in their comfortable friendly victory over Arbroath at Gayfield .
Aucho came on as a second-half substitute as a strong Aberdeen side easily saw off their League Two hosts.
The 17 times capped Ugandan international worked hard in a defensive midfield role as he began his battle to persuade Dons boss Derek McInnes to give him a contract.
McInnes took the opportunity to give several of his first team squad some game time, including summer signings Neil Alexander, Anthony O’Connor, Miles Storey, Jayden Stockley and Wes Burns.
The latter set up Peter Pawlett for the opener after 28 minutes.
Burns was also involved vin the built-up to both goals scored by Stockley in the first half.
Pawlett spoiled his afternoon by getting sent-off in the 66th minute for reacting to a late challenge from Arbroath’s Martin Scott, who was also given his marching orders for a blatant headbutt on the Aberdeen midfielder.
Striker Storey claimed his first goal in an Aberdeen shirt from a Scott Wright pass to make it 4-0 in the 81st minute.
David Gold grabbed a late consolation goal for the Red Lichties.