Scott McKenna has sealed a switch from Aberdeen to the English Championship with Nottingham Forest.

The Dons academy graduate has spent eight seasons in total as a full time footballer at Pittodrie and leaves having made 118 appearances for Derek McInnes’ senior side.

Scott McKenna has moved to Nottingham Forest. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He has blossomed into a Scotland international as he makes his progression up the footballing ladder, McKenna already notching 16 caps for the national team.

The defender moves to Nottingham Forest for a substantial fee that could eclipse the Dons’ record fee received for a player. The current record is the £2 million transfer of Eoin Jess to Coventry City during the late 90s.

Still 23, there’s plenty of time for McKenna to develop. He moves to a Nottingham Forest side sitting 22nd currently in the English Championship after defeat in their opening two games, although they competed for a promotion play-off spot up until the last day of last season.

Whilst the move was expected, it’s still a blow for McInnes ahead of Aberdeen’s match with Sporting Lisbon tomorrow night in the Europa League.

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