THE Dons were today challenged to ensure Russell Anderson ends his playing career on a high.
Veteran skipper Anderson is back in the squad for their Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee at Dens Park.
It will be the 36-year-old’s first involvement since suffering a knee injury in August and since confirming he’s hanging up his boots at the end of the season.
Anderson is also expected to make his final appearance for the club when they play St Johnstone at Pittodrie a week tomorrow.
Manager Derek McInnes admitted he’s eager to see the former Scotland international’s illustrious career end in a positive manner.
McInnes said: “It’s important to try to give Russell a fitting farewell on the pitch. He’s worked hard to get himself fit to feature in these last two games.
“We are all keen to see Russell out there again leading the team.
“We have good competition for places in the centre-back area but Russell retiring is still going to be a huge blow.
“I’m sure the fans are as keen as we are to see him end on a high note.”