1860 Munich 1 Aberdeen 0

Last updated : 18 July 2009 By Stand Free Ed

MARK McGHEE'S first game in charge of Aberdeen ended in a 1-0 friendly defeat to 1860 Munich at the Hofmaninger-Stadion in Bad Wimsbach, Austria.

Jose Holebas scored the only goal of the game just before half time in a match where Aberdeen did not have too many chances as they came to terms with the new gaffer's formation and tactics.

Midfielder Gary McDonald was the first to be handed the armband as McGhee tries out replacements for Scott Severin in the captain's role this pre-season.

The Dons played the familiar 4-3-3 formation utilised by McGhee at Motherwell.

Ricky Foster started at right back, the same position he frequently looked like a fish out of water last season under Jimmy Calderwood, and Charlie 'Arms Behind The Back' Mulgrew had another pop at being a left-back.

Zander Diamond and Andy Considine formed the central defensive partnership, while the midfield three were captain McDonald, Mark Kerr and Stuart Duff. Up front, Lee Miller spearheaded the attack supported by Sone Aluko and Chris Maguire.

In the second half McGhee experimented with the team, ensuring that he had the chance to see as many players in competitive action as possible, including the introduction of trialist Reda Johnson.

Team: Langfield, Mulgrew, Foster (Holm 80), McDonald, Diamond (Trialist, Dziolka 60), Considine (Johnson 45), Maguire (Mackie 45), Kerr (Stewart 80), Miller (Trialist, Steegmann 60), Aluko (Paton 80), Duff (Young 45).


Aberdeen's remaining pre-season fixtures 2009
Wed 22nd July 7:30pm Peterhead Balmoor Stadium,
Sat 25th July 3:00pm Dundee Dens Park,
Sun 9th August 3:00pm Hull City KC Stadium,

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