Aberdeen receive third Hull City bid for Scott McKenna

Scott McKenna suffered the injury against Rangers on Sunday.
Scott McKenna suffered the injury against Rangers on Sunday.

Aberdeen are understood to have received a third bid from Hull City for defender Scott McKenna.

The Tigers have reportedly lodged an undisclosed offer for the Scotland under-21 captain but Aberdeen’s stance on McKenna has not changed, in that he is not for sale.

City manager Nigel Adkins was at Ibrox to watch the Dons 2-0 defeat to Rangers on Wednesday night, where McKenna returned from suspension and played the 90 minutes.

Two previous bids for McKenna from the English Championship club, around the £300,000 mark, were lodged during Aberdeen’s winter training camp in Dubai and knocked back. Dons boss Derek McInnes made it clear the centre-back was not for sale and that Hull would be “wasting their time” continuing their pursuit.

McKenna signed a new contract at Pittodrie in October to tie him to the club until 2021. McInnes wants him to play at least 100 games with the Dons and push towards the Scotland senior squad before considering selling him on.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Joe Lewis is to have a scan today to determine the extent of the injury that forced him to be stretchered off in last night’s game.

Initial fears were the former England under-21 international had broken his leg but the Dons clarified in a statement after the game this was not the case.

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