Lovell Conquer All

ABERDEEN striker Steve Lovell was back in training this week and may begin his long-awaited partnership with Lee Miller on Monday night.

The Englishman, who cost the Dons £250,000 last summer, has battled back from a stomach injury and is desperate to get into a Dons side that has hit some form in tha last fortnight.

Lovell, the club's top scorer last season despite suffering from niggling injuries, was expected to have to wait until next week to return to action, as reported in these pages last month (click here).

But now it seems he is ready to form a strike pairing with Miller, who scored his first goal for the Dons in their 2-1 victory over Hibs.

Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood told the Press & Journal: "When you come back from a long-term injury it sometimes takes a couple of weeks to find your touch again but he had it straight away.

"Will he play on Monday? We'll see."