Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has disclosed that the club will be looking to sign an attacker before the end of the transfer window to replace Sam Cosgrove.

Cosgrove is set to join Birmingham City, after the clubs agreed a £2m deal. However, the Dons boss has confirmed that any signing that is brought in will most likely be a loan deal. He also admitted it will be a bit of a challenge to bring a player in before the deadline.

“We have three days – if Sam is to go – to bring in a striker. That would likely be a loan deal as well” he said.

“An added challenge”

“It leaves us under pressure with a couple of days left of the window to try and bring in a replacement. It is an added challenge at this late stage in the window” McInnes continued.

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Sam Cosgrove is set to leave Aberdeen to join Birmingham City (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

The Aberdeen boss also defended the decision to sell Cosgrove. He believes that the board was right to accept the amount offered by Birmingham City.

“There is no doubting that the offer for Sam is the right offer. I can understand why the board would be inclined to accept that and engage with it” he explained

“Next few days is very important”

“January can be a challenging month, and I’ve always said it’s important to try and come out of January stronger than we went into it. That’s why the next few days is very important to us” McInnes concluded.

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Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes wants to sign an attacking player (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aberdeen is in league action this afternoon, when they take on Livingston. That could be a difficult game for the Dons, Livingston is in excellent form. You have to imagine that Cosgrove is unlikely to be involved in the game, as he gets ready to join Birmingham.

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