Maguire On Fire

Last updated : 05 April 2009 By Stand Free Ed

Young Aberdeen striker Chris Maguire rounded off an unforgettable week with a vital equaliser at Fir Park to surely cement his place in the Dons' starting line-up.

The Scotland Under-21 star scored two goals for his country in the last eight days to help them to two wins in the World Cup qualifiers.

And yesterday he banged in another against the Dons' euro rivals Motherwell at Fir Park to ensure the Reds came north with a point.

The potentially crucial goal came in the 68th minute when Scott Severin's throw-in was knocked on by Lee Miller and Maguire lashed it in off the underside of Smith's crossbar.

That means that 20-year-old Maguire is the only player to score for the Dons in the SPL since March 3rd, having also volleyed in the winner against Hamilton.

Under-fire Dons boss Jimmy Calderwood was delighted with the young striker's contribution against Motherwell.

He said: "It was a wonderful goal from Chris Maguire.

"Chris has had a wonderful week, I am delighted for him.

"We got a lot of confidence from the goal and I thought we would go on and win the game but within a few minutes Andrew [Considine] has been sent off and then it was very, very difficult."

Dons keeper Jamie Langfield also put in a claim for international recognition with another fine performance.

With the senior Scotland squad in the market for a new goalkeeper after the sacking of disgraced Rangers keeper Alan McGregor, Langfield put himself into the frame with an outstanding save in injury time to save a point for the Dons.

Calderwood added: "Jamie Langfield pulled off a great save at the end. He's been wonderful for us all season."

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