It was a case of the good and the bad for Aberdeen fans as the transfer window slammed shut.

The good news was that Scott McKenna wasn’t sold, despite interest from England.

BBC Sport reported that the Dons turned down a bid from Stoke City for the player.

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It was vital for the Dons that they managed to keep hold of perhaps their most important player, and they did.

The bad news is that some players were moved on, and new replacements were brought in.

Scott Wright joined Dundee, Bruce Anderson moved to Dunfermline and Mark Reynolds signed for Dundee United.

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Those players might not be first-team regulars, but they are still bodies who are not being replaced.

Of course, there is one player Aberdeen wanted to sign but it didn’t happen – Jonny Hayes.

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Teamtalk reported that Aberdeen had made ‘a breakthrough’ with Celtic regarding bringing the player back to Pittodrie.

However, the next day Teamtalk revealed that Celtic had pulled the plug on the move.

Getting Hayes back to the club would have been a huge boost for manager Derek McInnes, but it didn’t happen.

The Aberdeen boss will have to go with what he has got for the remainder of the season.

If the season ends in failure, you can bet that Aberdeen fans won’t forget the lack of activity at the end of the transfer window.

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