Roberts aims to improve his vital statistics

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Callum Roberts is ready to turn stats geek this season to hit peak performance for Aberdeen after snubbing other offers to move to Pittodrie.

The 25-year-old winger, who signed from Notts County last month and is one of 10 new arrivals this summer, knows his numbers have to add up if he's to cement a starting spot.

Roberts, who had a spell on loan at Kilmarnock in the second half of the 2016-17 season where he "got to know the league pretty well", made his Dons debut as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 defeat by champions Celtic at Parkhead last Sunday.

Ahead of Saturday's visit of St Mirren, the former Newcastle player said: "When my agent said Aberdeen there was only one choice and I wanted to go right away.

"I like getting on the ball, running at players, going one-v-one, scoring goals, creating goals.

"Obviously statistics now are a big factor in an attacker's game so I want to get my stats as high as I can.

"You have to be aware of stats. If you are a winger who doesn't score many or create much you don't really have a chance of playing at the highest level you can."