Craig Brown has revealed the bizarre tale which almost saw winger Ryan Fraser miss Aberdeen’s 2-0 victory over Dundee.
The 18-year-old provided an assist for Niall McGinn to score the opening goal but he nearly missed out after suffering from hypothermia.
Brown explained: “He (Fraser) was a bit under the weather today, it was touch and go whether we started him.
"It was snowing up here last night, and he lost his wallet in the garden. He and his father spent four hours crawling around in the snow searching for it. He got badly chilled and came in this morning like a wreck.
"The snow had melted overnight and the first thing he saw when he went out the door the morning was his wallet!
"He looked like he was suffering from hypothermia, but he had a very good first half."
The result extended Aberdeen’s unbeaten run to 12 matches but Brown was slightly disappointed the margin of victory wasn’t greater.
"I don't count, because as soon as you start counting, you falter in the next one. Last season we had 13, so that might be a target," he said.
"Although we had most of the ball, we failed to create clear-cut goalscoring chances. We'll take the result, but we'll give credit to Dundee who, I thought, did exceptionally well today."
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