Shoot Down The Craw

ABERDEEN manager Jimmy Calderwood is fed up of seeing Stevie Crawford, now at Dunfermline, at the top of Aberdeen's goalscoring chart.

Crawford bagged three goals for the Dons before heading to Fife in August, and the Dons' manager is keen for his current strikeforce to dislodge 'Craw' from his perch.

And he looks like getting his wish, with Steve Lovell, Jamie Smith, Lee Miller and Darren Mackie all hitting the back of the net in the Dons' last four games.

Calderwood told the Daily Record: "I can guarantee that there is no way Stevie Crawford will be our joint top scorer for much longer given the talent we've got up front.

"Most of the players are now showing the standards they are capable of attaining and Steve Lovell and Jamie Smith are getting sharper with every game."

The Dons' boss reserved most of his praise for striker Lee Miller.

Scotland cap Miller is in line to face the Republic of Ireland in a B international tonight, and Calderwood said: "Lee has been brilliant since he arrived here.

"He's got a great touch for a big lad, is playing with confidence now and showing why so many clubs chased him over the years.

"And he is still only 24. He will get better and become even more important to Aberdeen in the years ahead.

"Our style of play really suits him but we also needed someone with his height, vision and physical presence to provide another option in attack.

"It is no coincidence that we are starting to do well now that he is finally on board."