Former Aberdeen defender Paul Quinn believes it is vital that veteran defender Andrew Considine signs a new deal at Pittodrie.

The left-back, who has been with the Dons for 15 years, has yet to agree a new deal with the club, and his contract expires in the summer.

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Quinn thinks it is important Aberdeen have some local born players in the side. They will understand the pressure that comes from playing with the Dons.

“Aberdeen as a club will always have to sign players from England or from elsewhere in Scotland” he told the Evening Express.

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“But it is still very important to have people from the area who have come through the ranks, know what it’s about and know the pressure of playing for the club.”

Quinn’s verdict on Considine is broadly correct. Although perhaps if the Dons could find a better player he won’t be getting a new deal.

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Considine has featured regularly for the Dons this season, making 34 appearances for Derek McInnes’ side.

His most recent appearance was more about his attacking instincts rather than defending, as he missed two great chances against Rangers in the 1-1 Scottish Cup quarter-final.

The best more for all parties would be to get a new deal agreed in the next couple of weeks, Considine’s loyalty to the club has earned him that.


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