Pre-season moved on a long way during my playing career and has continued to change dramatically since.
ANALYSIS: New faces integrating into Aberdeen team so quickly can only bode well for Battle of Britain with Burnley
Dons boss Derek McInnes’ summer rebuilding is already paying off as all three new signings made solid debuts against Cobh Ramblers.
ABERDEEN kicked-off their pre-season build up for the Battle of Britain with a 1-0 defeat of Cobh Ramblers in Cork.
Defender Mikey Devlin will tomorrow make his long-awaited Dons debut, six months after signing having now fully recovered from his injury nightmare.