Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted that he slightly regrets sending two players out on loan in the January transfer window.
Scott Wright joined Dundee, whilst Bruce Anderson made the move to Dunfermline. Both players have featured regularly for their new clubs, and McInnes has disclosed that the duo would have had a part to play had they stayed at Pittodrie.
“I could have been doing with both of them, if the truth be told, but we made a decision for the longer term good of both, and for us, that it was right for them to go out on loan” McInnes revealed to the Press and Journal.
Anderson in particular has impressed for Dunfermline. He has scored four times in eight appearances for the Pars, helping them to the fringes of the promotion play-off picture.
He certainly would have been useful to have about Pittodrie, as Sam Cosgrove apart the Dons have really struggled to score goals this season.
To be honest, McInnes’ rationale overall for the loan deals is sound. It is better for the players to be making regular appearances, rather than be on the bench every week.
And the move could benefit the Dons in the long-run, as McInnes says.
However, it is certainly interesting that McInnes has admitted it may have been a mistake to let the players leave in the first place.
It will be interesting to see what Aberdeen fans make of the comments.