Aberdeen have sent Bruce Anderson back out on loan, this time to fellow Premiership side Hamilton Accies.

Brian Rice’s side have watched numerous deals fall through this window but they finally have their first at the death on Deadline Day, Anderson moving to South Lanarkshire on loan for the rest of the season.

Anderson is an Accies man. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The striker has scored three goals in 39 appearances for Aberdeen but most of his cameos have been from the bench. He has scored seven goals over 26 games across loan stints at Ayr United and Dunfermline Athletic.

Dons boss Derek McInnes said of the deal: “We were looking to get Bruce the best loan deal possible in the summer and that was ideally in the Premiership, but with the ongoing issues around the game, it was a very difficult and short transfer window.

“The Championship and Ayr United was the eventual destination. Having spoken to Bruce and his agent this month, we were keen to explore the best loan option for him for the rest of the season.

Ayr United v Raith Rovers - Scottish Championship

Anderson was at Ayr United. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“Bruce is at the age where he needs to be playing regular football, week in, week out, and I’m delighted Hamilton are going to give him that opportunity in the Premiership. This much needed experience the top level will in turn help us and Bruce going forward.”

Accies manager Brian Rice added: “I’m delighted we’ve finally managed to add Bruce to the squad. This is one we’ve been very patient with because we have been interested in Bruce for quite some time. Thankfully we’ve managed to get it over the line on Deadline Day.

“Bruce should fit in well with what we’re trying to do here at Hamilton. He’s a penalty box striker who will compliment the attacking options we’ve already got, so we’re looking forward to getting him started.”

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