Former Aberdeen left-back Max Lowe has vowed to stay off social media after a controversial transfer to English Championship club Nottingham Forest.

Lowe spent the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership season on-loan at Aberdeen from Derby County and made a lasting impression on the Pittodrie support. But he’s now joined Derby’s arch-rivals Nottingham Forest on a loan until the end of the season.

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Former Aberdeen left-back Lowe has kept his distance from social media in order to avoid any abuse. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

It comes after a move to Sheffield United last summer resulted in minutes being limited at Premier League level, before relegation to the Championship. To cope with the switch, Lowe says he won’t go near social media to avoid abuse. It comes on the weekend of Aberdeen defender Declan Gallagher after a match with former club Motherwell.

Lowe said: “I’ve had some stick from people I’ve been brought up with and some banter from my friends since the move – but I’m out of Derby now. I’ve not looked on social media. You’re in a fishbowl. I’d rather stay off it because I know what’s going to come.

 

“I knew it was part and parcel of making this move. I don’t want that to get into my head. I’m just focusing on doing my job here. This season’s a big one for me.”

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