Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has declared himself not worried by what looks to be, on paper, a big rebuilding job at Pittodrie.
The liked of Graeme Shinnie, Dom Ball and Max Lowe have all departed the club. However, McInnes won’t let that affect him or the team going forward.
The reason that he is so calm is that he has to rebuild the team before, so is used to the task that lies ahead of him.
“People have said this summer is the biggest rebuild because we are losing big characters, in particular Graeme Shinnie” he said, as reported by the Evening Express.
“We have done before”
“However, we have had big rebuilding jobs in previous seasons here. Rebuilding to put together a squad that can compete is something we have done before.”
The problem that McInnes has is that players leaving has affected Aberdeen season on season. Two seasons ago they finished runners-up in the Premiership.
However, last season they finished in fourth place. It could even more difficult for the Dons next season especially without Shinnie.
Positive sign for the support
The fact that McInnes is confident that Aberdeen can recover from another rebuild should be a positive sign for the Aberdeen support.
However, the Dons will need to move quickly to replace the players that have left the club. If they struggle to do this, McInnes’ rebuilding job may be far more difficult than he imagines it will be.