Date: 14th January 2016 at 8:31am
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Could Danny Ward, following confirmation of his return to his parent club, be replace by Rangers’ Cammy Bell? These are the reports anyway!

Ward returned to Liverpool, when they opted to recall him from his season-long loan with Aberdeen midway through (as they were able to do so), following the Scottish Cup exit to Hearts on Saturday after a highly successful loan spell with the club.

Derek McInnes had previously said he was ‘hopeful’ Liverpool would allow the Welsh international to fulfil the full season-long deal agreed under former boss Brendan Rodgers but the new boss of the English Premier League side, Jurgen Klopp, has decided he wanted him back.

McInnes was obviously disappointed to lose him after he showed what he was capable of but he told the Official Website he leaves with his best wishes for the future and thanks Liverpool for the loan.

‘Naturally we are disappointed Liverpool FC have opted to recall Danny. We were very fortunate to secure Danny during the summer and we thank Liverpool for believing Pittodrie would be a good platform for Danny to continue his development. His progression has been clear for all to see and he’s demonstrated to everyone what a capable keeper he is. Everyone at AFC would like to thank him for all his efforts during his time here and wish him all her very best in his future career.’

Ward leaves massive gloves to fill, which as things stand will be filled by Scott Brown with him the only senior ‘keeper at Pittodrie at the moment. The boss does have the potential option of recalling Republic of Ireland ‘keeper Danny Rogers from his own season-long loan with Falkirk but that is thought to be an unlikely move.

The Press & Journal has reported McInnes has already made an approach to Rangers to take 29-year-old Bell on loan but this approach was rejected by Mark Warburton?

A fresh approach will be made with it understood this is a loan move Bell himself wants to make with it ultimately thought the (now) third choice ‘keeper at Ibrox will get this move as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

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