Dons boss Derek McInnes has hailed Chris Millar ahead of his testimonial.
Aberdeen will face St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park tomorrow in Millar’s showpiece.
McInnes signed him for Saints in May 2008 and said: “I was really taken by his drive and his fitness levels and his confidence in the Championship with Morton.
“I was keen for him to come and get a level of player and demand from my players when I put that squad together.
“His wages were better at Morton than they were at St Johnstone and he lived in Greenock so he’d a tough ask persuading his girlfriend at the time to come to Perth. But we managed to persuade her.
“I did say to him ‘if you sign for me at St Johnstone, you’ll play your next 10 years in the Premiership’.
“That is exactly how it played out. He came for a couple of hundred quid less plus his petrol money to get to Perth every day.
“But he soon made that up with his win bonuses and getting a better contract.
“He was a privilege to work with.
“If managing players was as easy as it was with Chris all the time it would make my job a lot easier.
“I’m delighted he’s getting a testimonial.”