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Aberdeen caretaker manager Robson pleased with Liverpool loanee Clarkson

Aberdeen caretaker manager Barry Robson is enjoying working with on-loan Liverpool midfielder Leighton Clarkson.

Robson believes Leighton Clarkson's best position is as a number six.

The Liverpool loanee has been north of the border since the start of the season. He has featured frequently for Aberdeen, scoring four goals this season.

There has been change at Pittodrie in recent weeks, Jim Goodwin was sacked in light of their embarrassing defeat to Hibernian with Robson installed as his temporary successor.

Now, he believes he may have found where the Reds youngster can thrive, he said: "We have found the best position, I believe, for Leighton Clarkson.

“I always thought Leighton was a six. Sometimes he wants to play a double six (two defensive midfielders in front of the back-line) in there.

“Leighton is the one that can control the game. He had some great passing and some great movement (against Motherwell). Leighton can dictate and run the game. He is the one we are going to get a bit of football from. You can see that."

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