Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass believes the Scottish Premiership club are in a ‘strong position’ to keep key players after Watford failed in their attempts to sign Lewis Ferguson during the transfer window.

The midfielder was subject of a £2 million bid from Watford in the summer but it was booted out by Aberdeen. Ferguson handed in a transfer request off the back of it but he’s bounced back to earn a place in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad. He made his senior international debut this week and Glass says Aberdeen have other in-demand players.

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Ferguson was wanted by Watford. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

He said (PJ): “Lewis deserved his call-up as he has been fantastic when his mind could have been all over the place with all the stuff that is on the periphery going on. He has focused on his football which is what every one of them should be doing. It would be understandable if he was getting swayed by other things.

“But I am delighted that his endeavours have been rewarded. Our players are attractive. That is what I say to anybody asking about any of our players. The club is in a strong position and we are looking to add, looking to build and trying to have as successful as season as we can.

“The one thing I didn’t have any doubts about was Lewis’ professionalism. He is one of the best young midfield players in the country which is why we value him like we do. We want him here to and to get him away is going to take quite a bit, and clubs know that.”

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