Aberdeen made it three wins out of three on the last game of their Irish tour. Derek McInnes’ new-look Dons have been impressive in pre-season and Wylde and other new signings Barry Robson and Willo Flood have hit the ground running.
Former Rangers winger Wylde went to Bolton Wanderers last year but didn’t kick a ball for the Lancashire club. He will try to kick-start his career in the north east but, although the move south was a flop in football terms, Wylde reckons it helped him in other ways.
He said: “Sometimes you have to go back to go forward. Charlie Mulgrew did it by coming to Aberdeen from Southend and Niall has done it too by coming here. “Hopefully, I can get my career going again at Aberdeen too. I’ve worked on my game in England but I’m still young and I have a lot to learn.
“When I went to England it was just me and my girlfriend and I had to learn to cook and things like that, but it has certainly made me a man.
“I haven’t played a lot of football in the last year and a half. Since I’ve been down the road I’ve only played reserve football but I’ve managed 70 minutes in almost every pre-season game which is good.”