Aberdeen have signed the veteran defender Greg Halford in an attempt to ease their injury issues. With Shay Logan and Tommie Hoban both suffering long-term injuries, Derek McInnes was on the lookout for another defender and Halford fits the bill.

He might have been a free agent, but he is the type of experienced player who is more than capable of doing a job in the short term.

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Halford has played for a multitude of clubs throughout his career. Most recently he was Cardiff, making 16 appearances last season as he helped them gain promotion to the Premier League.

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The fact that he has played at such a high-level only last season means that he should be more than capable of doing a job for the Dons.

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As he hasn’t played for months, it will be intriguing to see when he makes his Dons debut. It might be too much of a risk to play him in Sunday’s Scottish Cup quarter-final against Rangers.

However, if the player is confident he will be able to make it through the game then McIness could well pick him for the cup tie.

That would certainly be a baptism of fire for Halford. But he has played in plenty of big games before, so he wouldn’t be overawed by the occassion.


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