Kilmarnock have secured the signing of Aberdeen midfielder Dean Campbell on loan until the end of the season – reuniting him with former Dons boss Derek McInnes.

Campbell made his Aberdeen debut under McInnes in 2018 and is highly-regarded by the Killie boss as he looks to bolster his side’s push for the Championship title.

The midfielder is the latest in a string of signings for Killie recently, joining Declan Glass, Kyle Lafferty, Dylan Tait, Ash Taylor and Dan MacKay all join the Rugby Park side.

“Dean is a player I’ve known for a long time,” McInnes told Killie’s website.

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“I gave him his debut at the age of 16 for Aberdeen against Celtic and he’s always been someone I’ve had a high regard for.

“He’s probably found game time a bit more of a challenge so I think we’re getting a player with relatively good experience for someone so young. He’s got that added motivation of coming and getting more regular minutes.

“Dean is a good size and very technical and he’s left sided. We don’t have a left-footed central midfield player and I felt that was really important.

“I felt that was a priority position that we had targeted to try and bring in. If I’d thought at the start of the window when I first arrived that we could get Dean added to the squad or someone like him then I’d have been delighted with that.

“I’m really looking forward to getting to work with him again. He’s got a lot of good attributes and I’m sure he’ll fit right in.”

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