The January transfer window is only days away from re-opening, and no doubt in the next few days managers all over Scotland will be asked what their plans are for the upcoming window.

One manager who has been asked is Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes. The Aberdeen boss has been very honest and forthright in his answers, he admits that it might not be that busy for the Dons, and that the club will probably have to move players on before any arrivals can be brought in.

“It is tough”

“I would hope to have some movement this transfer window but there are no guarantees of that. It is tough, we don’t have a lot of ability to make wholesale changes” he said.

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Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“If we can get one or two things done to try and improve the starting XI and the squad. We have to be creative with our own squad. People would need to move on to allow us to bring someone in” he explained.

Any moves may be towards end of window

The Aberdeen boss also disclosed that any moves are likely to happen towards the end of the transfer window.

“It is not normally at the start of January that work gets done, it is towards the end of January” he concluded.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes ahead of a game against St Mirren (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

It will be interesting to see what Aberdeen fans make of McInnes’ comments. On the one hand, it might be a bit disappointing that Aberdeen might be quiet during the upcoming window. However, the honesty from McInnes might well be appreciated. Only time will tell what Aberdeen do in the transfer window, but McInnes’ honesty seems refreshing.

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