Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has shared his concerns over a £30m care package for Scottish professional football clubs that was announced on Thursday by the Scottish Government.

The package includes £20m in low-interest loans that will be given to clubs in the Scottish Premiership, whilst £10m in grants will be given to clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two.

Money will be boost for clubs

The money will be a help to clubs who have been struggling financially during the pandemic. Especially as for the vast majority of clubs fans are still not able to attend games. However, McInnes is concerned that the money that will be given to clubs is not enough.

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Nicola Sturgeon announced the care package on Thursday (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

He feels that clubs will still be left will plenty of work to deal with even after they have been given this handout.

“It seems like a lot of money but when you spread that out over everybody that has got a case for it and who is going to be in need of it” he said.

“Not going to go the full way”

“I don’t want to sound ungrateful but at the same time it is not going to go the full way for us. We have still got loads to do and loads to deal with” he concluded.

Pittodrie stands empty

Pittodrie stands empty (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

McInnes’ unease was shared by Livingston chief executive John Ward, who would have preferred to receive grants rather than loans from the Government.

“I’d have been far more open to grants but by the same token football is being allowed to function just now” he said.

The £20m that is to be given to the Premiership clubs will see each club receive around £1.6m in loans.

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