Aberdeen chairman Dave Cormack says Shay Logan will return to Pittodrie for the ‘final few weeks’ of the season after the former Brentford star’s loan exit.

The right-back has been with the Dons since 2014, making over 200 appearances following stints as a youth at Manchester City and a prominent stay with Brentford. But minutes have been harder to come by this season.

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Frustrating season for the former Brentford man. (Photo by Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images)

Derek McInnes opted for three at the back prior to his departure, meaning the former Brentford man has been watching from the side, making just two Scottish Premiership starts during this campaign.

 

As such, he has headed for Scottish Championship Hearts on loan, but Cormack says he will be back before the top-flight season concludes (Red TV): “With the manager moving to a back three at the beginning of the season, both Shay and Ronny Hernandez got very little playing time.

“Paul Sheerin made the call before the Dundee United game that others were going to get game time ahead of Shay going forward for the rest of the season. Last Sunday night, Hearts called and asked about taking Shay on loan. It was something Shay wanted to do and it’s only five games.

Wanted the switch. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

“He’ll be back at Aberdeen for the final few weeks of the season at which point we can rightly thank him and show our appreciation for seven years of tremendous dedication and service to the club. That’s the totality of it.”

New manager Stephen Glass said earlier this week: “Shay has been an integral part of the club for a number of years, but his game time has been limited this season.

“Having had further discussions with Paul, and with Shay being out of contract at the end of this season, we believe this loan spell at Hearts will offer him the opportunity to get some much-needed minutes on the pitch, something Shay was really keen to do.”

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