Dons boss Derek McInnes insists he aims to go with two strikers more this season to deliver a potent attack.
In previous campaigns, the Reds’ gaffer has tended to favour a 4-2-3-1 formation with a lone striker.
However, McInnes has utilised a two-pronged attack in the last two matches.
On-loan Manchester United striker James Wilson partnered Stevie May against Celtic and Sam Cosgrove at Hibs.
The Reds have drawn a blank in both those games but McInnes is confident a strike partnership is the way forward.
McInnes said: “Part of the reason we signed James Wilson is to get a front two on the pitch this season as much as we can.
“While last season was strong in terms of the league and points, we felt that looking at the stats and different aspects of how we shaped up as a squad, we never got enough goals from open play. It was something we were keen to rectify.
“We have signed James to be part of that and try to rectify that situation but also, maybe, to look at how we play as a front two.Going with a front two allows us to be more potent.”
Striker Wilson has only started three games for the Dons since arriving on a season-long loan move from Old Trafford.
He had been sidelined with a tight hamstring before making a scoring first start for the Dons in the 1-0 defeat of Motherwell.
The Dons’ other recognised strikers have only registered a further two goals this season.
May, a £400,000 signing from Preston North End last summer, has scored once and Pittodrie Youth Academy graduate Bruce Anderson has also netted one goal.
Cosgrove, who signed from Carlisle in January, is still to net a competitive goal for Aberdeen.
McInnes is confident that his strikers can deliver goals. He said: “When you are putting a squad together you try to give yourself versatility.
“The first thing you look for is that they are good types and have a good work ethic. That is for all your players but certainly at the top end of the pitch you want them to be good at handling the ball into feet. To have penalty box presence, speed and we have ones who all have a capacity to score goals.
“Stevie May is working hard and I have always felt that he needs a partner.
“We brought James here to be our main striker this season and we have only really had him on the pitch in the last three games.
“We had two winning performances and didn’t get the result at Celtic.
“James will be a big player for us and I’m confident he can get goals.
“To get a 6ft 4in striker like Sam Cosgrove, who can run like the wind and score goals, you don’t see them in the Premier League in Scotland.
“So Sam has the size, the potential and we now need to try to get more goals from him, as we do from everybody – this isn’t just a striker thing.
“But if we are talking about strikers, it is important that they know when they go on to the pitch that part of their responsibility is to get into the goals.”
Aberdeen will welcome back Scotland U21 midfielder Lewis Ferguson, pictured, for Saturday’s home Premiership clash with St Mirren.
The 19-year-old summer signing has missed the last four games due to a knee injury sustained in a training ground collision.
Winger Scott Wright is also set to return from an ankle ligament injury following the upcoming international break.
Boss McInnes said: “Lewis Ferguson will be back. We will go into the international break after the St Mirren game and Scott Wright will be back after that.”