Considine savouring Dons run

The defender has penned a new deal which will tie him to his hometown club until the summer of 2017. And Considine, 27, believes that with the guidance of McInnes and assistant boss Tony Docherty, the Dons could be on the verge of a major breakthrough.

After ending the club's 19-year wait for a trophy with last season's League Cup triumph, Aberdeen are now just two points off Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic approaching the midway point of the campaign.

Considine told RedTV: "It is a great time to be part of the club. There is a real buzz around the place. I feel the way things are panning out there is a lot to look forward to, the confidence is high and that is showing on a Saturday.

"We have had some real lows during my time here, there have been a fair few different managers to say the least.

"But a lot has changed We have got some fantastic players and some great young boys.

"The fact we have managed to keep a hold of some of these key players shows the intent that the manager and Tony has to make sure we go on to bigger and better things.

"I am absolutely delighted to have signed a new deal and to be staying here for another two and a half years. I have grown up with this club and been part of it since I was 11 or 12 so it is my life.

"I have not known anything else so I am delighted to be part of things for another two years and hopefully part of something special with many more memories."

Aberdeen will kick off 2015 by welcoming St Johnstone to the Granite City on Thursday after four consecutive wins pushed them into title contention.

"It is a busy period at the moment so the fact we have hit some form has come just at the right time," said Considine. "Hopefully we can get another good result on Thursday but we know it will be a very difficult game as St Johnstone are also in very good form."

Source: PA

Source: PA