Aberdeen have lost Zak Vyner to Bristol City- but they have already moved to recruit his replacement.

The defensive-minded Robins man had been on loan at Pittodrie this term. He made 18 appearances in all competitions for the Dons, scoring once in spectacular fashion against Motherwell in a 3-0 win.

Vyner has returned to Bristol City. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A shoulder injury though derailed the progress Vyner had made at Pittodrie. Bristol City have now made the decision to bring him back to Ashton Gate.

Vyner was capable of playing right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield, so his permanent miss will be a blow. They have moved to replace him quickly though with Ronald Hernandez.

The 22-year-old Venezuelan right-back is an international for his country. He has been signed on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian side Stabæk Fotball.

Hernandez is a Don. (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)

Notable achievements include representing his country last year at the Copa America, whilst also featuring in U20s World Cup final years ago. Hernandez is one of four players brought into the Granite City in January, the other being Matty Kennedy, Dylan McGeouch and Mark Gallagher.

Vyner joins James Wilson, Stephen Gleeson and Ethan Ross on the departure list.

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