Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has admitted that he was frustrated that the Dons couldn’t make signings earlier in the transfer window.

The Pittodrie club were very busy on deadline day. The forward trio of Callum Hendry, Fraser Hornby and Florian Kamberi all joined on loan. McInnes would have liked to have had the business completed earlier. However, he revealed that he had to wait on the money coming in from Sam Cosgrove’s move to Birmingham to get the deals done.

“It’s been a challenge”

“It’s been a challenge this season. There are a lot of things I’m not pleased about” he said (The Scottish Sun).

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Derek McInnes watches Aberdeen in action (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“We could have maybe done some of the work earlier in the window this time around. But we had to wait on Sam Cosgrove’s money coming in before we could make signings” the Dons boss continued.

 

McInnes disclosed that he wanted to improve his forward line before the transfer window opened. However, he had to wait until the very end of the window to make those signings, which was not what he wanted to happen.

“Get them up to speed”

“Scrambling about the window on the last day is not how I wanted it. We knew we needed to strengthen the forward line before the window opened. And we have done that with the new boys, and now we have to get them up to speed” McInnes stated.

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Aberdeen face St Mirren this afternoon (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group via Getty Images)

The Dons return to action this afternoon against St Mirren, looking to bounce back from last week’s 2-0 loss to Hibernian. The good news for Aberdeen is that Florian Kamberi has been given the green light to play. He could make his debut in what is a must-win game.

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