He’s not had many minutes at Sunderland this season- but Dylan McGeouch hopes he can rack them up consistently at Aberdeen.
The midfielder has swapped the Black Cats for the Dons. He’s joined Derek McInnes’ side on a deal that will run until the summer of 2022. He’s managed just 12 games this campaign despite remaining fully fit. Appearances were hard to come by under Jack Ross and he hasn’t featured since November under new man Phil Parkinson.
McGeouch has told Aberdeen’s website that his time at Sunderland this term has been a bit ‘frustrating’ and that he hopes his Dons stint can provide him with regular time out on the pitch.
“I am delighted to get everything sorted,” said McGeouch. “It has been a mad few days, but I am delighted to finally get up here and get everything arranged. I am looking forward to the future.
“It has been a little bit of a frustrating season for me at Sunderland. There has been highs and lows over the last year. I have some great memories there and met a lot of good people. This year though has been a bit frustrating, especially over the last few months.
“It will be good to get back out onto the pitch and go and kick on again and get a good run of games.”
When everyone is 100% fit, it’s fair to say that Aberdeen’s midfield is stacked with quality. McGeouch is now another talent McInnes can call upon, along with Craig Bryson, Lewis Ferguson, Funso Ojo and Dean Campbell.
That’s not to mention the likes of Ethan Ross, who are promising midfielders waiting for a consistent Aberdeen chance. McGeouch is a solid addition to that already strong department.
Sunderland will have been a mixed time for him. Whilst he showed in flashes what he was capable of, a lack of minutes this season certainly indicated there was no future for him at the Stadium of Light.
He’ll hope for better at Pittodrie.