Former Stoke City transfer target Sam Cosgrove is determined to show his doubters that he is still a multi-million pound striker.
The Aberdeen striker opened his account on his first Pittodrie start of the season in Friday’s 2-0 Scottish Premiership win over Hibs.
It marked his first goal since February and first in the league since December after a serious knee injury forced him to sit out the early months of the season.
Cosgrove was linked with Stoke, QPR and Boro last season, the interest appears to have now waned.
With his form and fitness returning, Cosgrove could see the interest returning.
He told the Daily Record: “All I can do now is try to replicate the form I had here last season.
“If I keep scoring and the team are performing then I don’t see why the interest can’t be generated and why it can’t happen.”
Speaking of his injury nightmare, he reveals that at first he thought the worst, stating.
“Before we got the scan results it didn’t look good,” he said. “The mechanism of the injury and the way it happened it looked as if it could be something that was potentially worse.
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“As it was, it wasn’t ideal as fracturing your knee isn’t a great injury. But it could have been a lot worse. It was a positive.
“It has been a long road to recovery especially when the team’s doing so well because you can feel as if you are missing out.
“To be back on that pitch there is no better feeling.”
He was on the books of Everton and Wigan Athletic as a teenager and had a loan spell at Nantwich Town in the spring of 2016, when the side was free-scoring under Phil Parkinson.