NICK BLACKMAN admits the chance to work again with Craig Brown and Archie Knox swayed his decision to join Aberdeen on loan until the end of the season.
Blackman, 21, rejoined the two men he played under at Motherwell in the first half of the season, where he scored 10 goals in 18 matches.
"As soon as I heard the gaffer and Archie wanted me, that was a big factor in me coming," he said. "Any club that Craig and Archie are at will be heading in the right direction. I felt they brought the best out of me at Motherwell and hopefully things will be the same here."
He added: "It was really difficult (not to go back to Motherwell).
"I'd just like to say thanks to everyone there, I had a great time there.
"The players, staff and fans were great to me so it was a really hard decision.
"At Aberdeen I want to play as many games as possible and score a few goals along the way.
"The strikers have been scoring a lot of goals lately and that's what every club needs, healthy competition."