Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is eager to bring another defender to Pittodrie before the transfer window closes.
The Dons will be without defender Ash Taylor for tomorrow’s trip to McDiarmid Park to face St Johnstone after the 24-year-old sustained a knee cartilage injury in last week’s 3-3 draw against Dundee.
And with captain Russell Anderson no nearer a return to fitness, McInnes has made his quest for a new defender his top priority.
The Dons manager said: “We have got options in the building but in terms of signings things can change depending on results and injuries.
“In an ideal world we would bring someone in because Ash and Russell play in the same position so them being out leaves us a bit short.
“Joe Shaughnessy and Andrew Considine can play there and full back but ideally we would like to add to the squad before the end of the window.
“We signed Shay Logan the day before the semi-final last year and he did well so it shows they can make an impact.
“Usually the players who are available in January are out of the picture elsewhere, so there might be a concern about match fitness.
“You can still bring in good signings and they can give a squad the wee jag that it needs.
“Even prior to Ash being out we were looking and if we can bring the right one or two in we will look to do it.
“Russell won’t be fit for Friday or the following week. He’s having to dig deep to overcome a couple of little set-backs.”