Gavin Rae feels playing with two wingers can take Aberdeen to a new level Photograph: SNS
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He praised his young club-mates, gave a nod to the manager, then acknowledged the fans. All rather prosaic, but then Aberdeen will take comfort from the routine.
The summer break ended an unpalatable campaign and brought breathing space to reshape the squad and instil confidence. While only four points have been wrought from the league ahead of this afternoon's visit of Hearts – which, coupled with a prolonged battle on Wednesday to squeeze past First Division Morton into the third round of the Scottish Communities League Cup, is a somewhat modest return – improved foundations have still been evident.
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