Published: 30/08/2017 17:59 - Updated: 30/08/2017 18:03

Elgin sign Aberdeen striker on loan

ELGIN City have signed teenage striker Bruce Anderson on a development loan from Aberdeen.

Aberdeen striker Bruce Anderson has been loaned out to Elgin City
Aberdeen striker Bruce Anderson has been loaned out to Elgin City. Photo courtesy of Aberdeen FC website.

The 18-year-old, who comes from Banff, was the Dons’ development squad’s player of the year last season.

He came recommended to Elgin by Aberdeen’s under-20 coach Paul Sheerin, a friend and former team-mate of Elgin manager Jim Weir.

“We had a look and we felt that there was something there that could be a benefit to the team,” said Weir.

“We missed out on a couple of others but he was one that we were tracking and he was keen to go out on loan. It took a couple of weeks for us to secure it.

“He’s very comfortable taking it in to feet and his link-up play looks quite strong.

“He looks like he’s got a decent enough shot and his work rate seems to be really good as well. I just need to make sure that I keep getting him in the box.”

Anderson won’t be eligible to play for City in their Irn Bru Cup second round tie at home to League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers on Saturday.

Instead, he will be playing in the same competition for Aberdeen’s under-20s against Caley Thistle.

The young striker could make his first appearance in a City shirt in their home League 2 match against Annan Athletic a week on Saturday.

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