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Scotland 'will be left behind' without VAR – McInnes


Scottish football will be “left behind” if it does not “try to find a way” of bringing in VAR, says Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster says cost is one barrier to introducing video assistant referees in Scotland. He also argues that the technology “is not without controversy”.[1] But Pittodrie boss McInnes argued that ...

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Derek McInnes criticises SFA appeals 'incompetency'


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has criticised the “incompetency” of the Scottish FA appeals process. McInnes was angered that the club’s appeal against Michael Devlin’s red card in the 2-0 home defeat by Kilmarnock was dismissed last week. Nobody from Aberdeen was allowed to attend the hearing which is conducted by trained judicial panel members. “It really angers me, and saddens ...

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'Inevitable' McKenna 'will move on bigger things' – McInnes


Aberdeen will “inevitably” lose defender Scott McKenna to a bigger club, but not in the current transfer window, says manager Derek McInnes. The Pittodrie club rejected a £3.5m bid from Celtic[1] earlier this week. Dons boss McInnes insists the 21-year-old Scotland centre-back has “got stuff to do” before he leaves Aberdeen. “There’s an inevitability about it all; we know Scott ...

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McInnes eager to bolster Aberdeen defence this week


Aberdeen will try to make signings this week so they can “be where we want to be”, says manager Derek McInnes. The Dons began their Premiership campaign by snatching a late draw against Rangers on Sunday, but lost Scott McKenna to a hamstring injury. Fellow centre-backs Mark Reynolds and Tommie Hoban are also sidelined, while right-back Shay Logan was suspended ...

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'Outstanding' Ferguson will only get better – McInnes


Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson will “only get better” after his displays against Burnley, says boss Derek McInnes. The teenager’s overhead kick took Thursday’s Europa League qualifier to extra time at Turf Moor before the hosts won 4-2 on aggregate. Signed from Hamilton Academical in the summer, the 18-year-old has made just two competitive Aberdeen appearances. “He’s dealt with those two games ...

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Aberdeen players have 'no right' to be down – McInnes


Derek McInnes says his Aberdeen players “have no right” to be down after going taking Burnley to extra time. The Premier League side eventually saw off their Scottish Premiership visitors to claim a 4-2 aggregate victory[1]. Aberdeen were in control of the Europa League qualifier for spells and McInnes was proud of his side’s efforts. “We’ve gone toe-to-toe with a ...

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McInnes targets more recruits before Burnley tie


Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes hopes to make “another couple of signings” before their Europa League second qualifying round tie with Burnley. The first leg takes place at Pittodrie on Thursday 26 July, with the return game at Turf Moor seven days later. The Dons have signed Lewis Ferguson, Chris Forrester and Stephen Gleeson.[1][2][3] “It’s not a tie that we’re scared ...

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