Testimonial a Dons deal as Cammy signs
KEITH’S talisman skipper is staying at Kynoch Park for the next three years – and Aberdeen are coming to town to help Maroons’ fans celebrate the news.
Cammy Keith, scorer of a club record 235 goals for the team who shares his surname, penned a two-year extension to his current deal which was due to expire in the summer of 2020.
And the Moray outfit have rewarded their captain with a testimonial match against his beloved Dons.
The Premiership giants will send a squad to Keith on Saturday, July 20 for Cammy’s big day, which is set to draw a big crowd to Kynoch Park.
The match could also offer a platform for some of the Maroons’ stars of recent title successes to pull their boots back on and honour the club record-breaker.
“A few of my old team-mates are on the testimonial committee,” he said. “Stilly (Darren Still), Jerry (O’Driscoll), Daz McAllister, Wayne Mackay – you never know, some of them might be keen to pull on the boots one last time. Seeing some of these old guys back in action would be great for the fans.”
Cammy’s Keith career is enjoying a lease of life in his thirties, as he could yet smash the 30-goal barrier for the season, helped by a stunning strike rate in recent weeks.
He made it ten goals in his last six games with an early double in the Maroons’ 4-0 win on Saturday. Two weeks earlier he bagged four in a club record 11-0 success over Fort William.
Now on 27 for the campaign, he has beaten last season’s tally and wants three more in Keith’s remaining two games at Wick and Rothes to hit a double personal target.
“It would be great to get 30 for the season and I’m up to 323 goals in my career, so if I could get above 325 by the end of the season I’d be happy with that.
“I’m signed for the next three years, so I hope there’s a lot more goals to come.”
Cammy had his team 2-0 up inside 18 minutes at Grantown, before a brilliant Andy Macaskill goal and a fourth by Michael Selfridge had the game effectively won by half time.
The Maroons also gave leaders Cove Rangers a stern test on Wednesday night, going down 1-0 to a Martin Scott goal on the hour.