Date: 26th November 2015 at 8:08am
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As the January transfer window moves closer thoughts turn to this and what changes this could bring?

Derek McInnes has told the Press & Journal he’s more than pleased with his squad, which was good enough for him in the summer so would be good enough for him in the New Year too.

But, and there’s always a but isn’t there! He could still make ‘one or two’ changes when the transfer window reopens, however with the winter window a notoriously difficult one to recruit in this isn’t going to be easy.

‘There may be one or two changes. It could be an opportunity to chop and change things a bit.

‘By and large, the squad we put together at the start of the season is the squad I felt could do well this year.

‘Nothing has changed my mind on that.

‘The January window is also a tougher window to recruit from. There are still quite a few weeks before that window closes and a lot can happen between now and then.’

Those most at risk of being moved on would appear to be a loanee or two with Liverpool defender Ryan McLaughlin and Red Star Belgrade attacker Josh Parker looking likely to return to their parent clubs?.

Be that a recall by these clubs or simply being sent back, with the boss adding.

‘We have got a couple of loan players who are due to go back in that period as well.

‘We have got to make sure we get the balance right with the squad numbers.

‘We will look at it and address it nearer the time.’

Regarding the here and now Barry Robson has been passed fit to feature for Aberdeen against Ross County. Well, he’s not actually been passed fit but Dons Development Squad boss Paul Sheerin is confident.

Playing in an U20 SPFL Development League defeat by Rangers, more like a mauling as Aberdeen lost five-two, he picked up an ankle injury but this isn’t as serious as first feared with Sheerin quoted in the Evening Express as saying.

‘Barry should be okay for the weekend. Taking him off immediately was just precautionary.’


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