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McInnes hoping for Boyd decision next week

Dons boss Derek McInnes is happy with how his team are playing
Dons boss Derek McInnes is happy with how his team are playing

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is expecting an answer next week on whether Kris Boyd wants to join the club.

The former Kilmarnock and Rangers attacker has held talks with the Dons and Dundee United, while French club Nimes have also shown an interest in signing him.

Boyd stated he wanted to consider his options while on holiday but, with his return to Scotland imminent, McInnes is keen to hear what Boyd’s decision is.

He said: “The situation will become a bit clearer at the start of the week.

“Nothing has changed. If Kris tells us he wants to come to Aberdeen we will try to do a deal.”

The Dons manager insists he has other irons in the fire as he tries to add to his squad before the first leg of their Europa League qualifier on July 3.

Former Dundee United attacker David Goodwillie, who was a target for McInnes in January, was freed by Blackburn Rovers yesterday but McInnes dismissed suggestions he was about to make a second bid for the player, who is also interesting St Johnstone and Kilmarnock.

He said: “We are looking at a few different options and it is a case of waiting and seeing with a few things. It can be a challenge because most teams in England are not going back until the second week of July, so no one is really entertaining doing much at the moment.

“We are looking at different avenues and, hopefully, we can have one signing in for the European game.

“We would certainly like to have a couple of signings made at the start of the Premiership season.”

Thoughts of signing players are on hold for now as the Dons manager turns his attention to today’s friendly against St Patrick’s Athletic at Richmond Park in Dublin.

McInnes is keen to give as many players as possible a runout in the game against the Irish League champions. He said: “Russell Anderson has a niggling knee injury and the game is just a bit too soon for him. Nicky Low isn’t fit after breaking his toe at the end of last season. He is running and will be another week.

“Clark Robertson is another one with a knee injury but he is running. I’m hoping the rest of the squad will feature at some point in the game but no one will play 90 minutes.”

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