Aberdeen and Derek McInnes have did a fair bit in the summer transfer window. They’ve brought in eight new players in a range of positions, strengthening many areas of the park in the progress.
Now the Dons boss is seemingly ready to reel in his summer shopping.
Speaking to RedTV, he spoke about the Red Army’s business: “I’m delighted with the work that has been done. We have absolutely utilised the budget that was given to me. The board deserve a lot of credit for trying to see the importance of having a competitive squad.
“To get eight signings – and Funso (Ojo) is the only one we had spent money on, around £125,000 – to put the squad together shows what can be done when you have that level of support, when you have that level of planning.
“The whole club has worked extremely hard over the summer as it had to be and now we are hoping that we can settle down and do what is required.”
McInnes and Aberdeen can be happy with summer window
It’s that last line that indicates they are pulling out of the transfer market. McInnes clearly has his eye on improving what he has at his disposal by getting the squad to ‘settle down and do what is required.’
That’s not exactly a bad thing. They have a reliable left-back now in Greg Leigh. They’ve also increased their centre-back options with Ash Taylor.
Midfield looks stronger thanks to the additions of Ojo, Craig Bryson and the versatile Jon Gallagher, who can deputise anywhere from right-back to more attacking areas.
On the flanks Ryan Hedges has been brought it to provide width and creativity. Up front James Wilson has been brought back to reignite the form he showed towards the end of his loan spell last season. Curtis Main has arrived to provide competition in the striker department.
The only area perhaps still needing depth is right-back, with Shay Logan the club’s only out and out right sided full-back. Overall though it’s been a successful window for the Dons. They can be happy with their business if they don’t make any more signings.