Aberdeen have been busy on Deadline Day, securing loan deals for two strikers, Everton academy graduate Fraser Hornby and St Johnstone striker Callum Hendry.

Hornby is the Scotland U21s record goalscorer and moved to Stade De Reims in Ligue 1 in the summer from Everton, where he was highly-rated. Hendry joins from St Johnstone as the Dons strengthen their goal department following the departure of Sam Cosgrove.

Fraser Hornby is a Don after a spell in France. (Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images)

On Hornby, Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said of the former Everton man: “I’m very pleased to get Fraser in, a player we’ve monitored for a while. His Club had other options for him, but Fraser made it clear he was keen to come to Aberdeen which pleases us no end and hopefully he can help us finish the season strongly.

“He’ll give us the goal threat and forward play we know he is capable of and at the same time we can give him some much-needed game time.”

Meanwhile, Hendry is delighted to complete a switch to a club he knows well: “As soon as I heard Aberdeen were interested, it’s the only place I wanted to come. My dad’s family is from up here, Aberdeen has a big place in the family’s heart.

St Johnstone's Callum Hendry

Jumped at his chance to join the Dons. (Photo by Paul Devlin/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I also know how big the club is. It’s a bit of cliché I know, but it really is a massive club. Coming in to do the medical, you see the facilities at Cormack Park, they’re amazing.”

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