Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has seemingly confirmed that the Dons’ transfer business is over, but have they got enough bodies through the door?
McInnes has kept himself busy on the transfer front, bringing in nine new faces. He has now told the Press and Journal that he is ‘pleased’ with the squad of players he has.
The Dons boss said: “My numbers are good, regardless if Stevie (May) is part of the squad going forward. Once we have a fully fit squad, there will be enough options.
“We have utilised the budget the best way possible by bringing in nine new signings. We have spent £125,000 putting this squad together and I’m pleased with what we have done.
“It is time to knuckle down and look for better performances individually and as a team.”
Has he got enough quality to cope with the season ahead?
Aberdeen don’t need to go back into the transfer market
In the goalkeeper position they have Joe Lewis and Tomas Cerny, two fine stoppers. Zak Vyner has arrived to give Shay Logan some competition at right-back.
Vyner can also play centre-back, but you could make an argument that another is needed. They have Scott McKenna, Ash Taylor and Mikey Devlin to pick from when everyone is fully fit. Andy Considine can also do a job in the centre of defence and has played there in recent weeks.
New signing Greg Leigh has slotted in nicely at left-back, with the Englishman and fellow new boy Ryan Hedges linking up well on the left. Hedges himself has been a fantastic addition, adding pace and trickery to the left flank.
Jon Gallagher has added energy to the centre of the park. He’s looked a little hot headed, but Funso Ojo looks like he can be a strong CDM for the Dons if he controls his discipline. He has already received a sending off and three bookings.
The jury is still out on Craig Bryson, who only recently made his second appearance in red against Dundee in the League Cup.
The striker position is an odd one. Sam Cosgrove is clearly the number one forward, which has meant new boys James Wilson and Curtis Main have been reduced to cameo appearances.
On his first start, Main didn’t set the world on fire against St Mirren. Improvement is needed from him if he wants any chance of becoming a regular at Pittodrie.
There’s certainly a lot of depth at Pittodrie. On that basis alone, Aberdeen have probably achieved all they can this window.