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Aberdeen’S Mckenna To Start For Scotland In San Marino But Shinnie Drops To The Bench

Yesterday, 04:30 PM

Aberdeen centre-back Scott McKenna has been named in Scotland's starting line-up to face San Marino in today's Euro 2020 qualifier.

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Derek Mcinnes Hopeful Dominic Ball Will Make Permanent Switch To Aberdeen

23 March 2019 - 01:00 PM

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is optimistic Dominic Ball will agree a permanent move to Pittodrie.

The Rotherham United defender has enjoyed an impressive season during his second loan spell with the Dons and is out of contract in the summer.

McInnes said: “We have had plenty of conversations with Dom and he knows how I feel.
“Dom loves it here and really enjoys it. There is a good chance we might get something done on that front.”

Andrew Considine has triggered a new one year extension by virtue of the number of appearances he has made this season but a new deal is yet to be announced. The futures of Graeme Shinnie and Gary Mackay-Steven remain unclear but Luton Town manager Mick Harford admitted on Thursday that Dons captain Shinnie is on his radar.

McInnes said: “There are offers for people there, but there is no real update on any of them.”

McInnes, meanwhile, has been delighted with the impact made by youngster Dean Campbell before the international break, particularly in the 2-0 Scottish Cup quarter-final replay win against Rangers.

He said: “I think it was the type of performance at Ibrox that I expected from Dean. He has a good temperament and is similar to a Lewis Ferguson and Scott McKenna as in that he takes on information, knows his role and is a smart role. He gets it.

“Sometimes in a hurly burly game Dean maybe isn’t as effective but his display at Ibrox would have been great for his experience and confidence. It is great for me seeing him deal with the games the way he has.

“Dean is at his best when we have loads of possession and in a technical game. There is more to come from Dean as a player and we will see that in an Aberdeen shirt for years to come – I am sure of that!”


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Aberdeen Winger Niall Mcginn Dedicates Northern Ireland Goal To Cookstown Tragedy Victims

22 March 2019 - 10:56 AM

Aberdeen winger Niall McGinn dedicated his goal for Northern Ireland against Estonia to his community devastated by the deaths of three teenagers on St Patrick’s Day.

McGinn scored the opener in the 2-0 win and spoke of his shock at the deaths of Connor Currie, 16, Lauren Bullock, 17, and Morgan Barnard, 17, who died in the tragedy at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown last weekend.

The 31-year-old is from Donaghmore in Dungannon, where the three teenagers went to school. His sister was a neighbour of Miss Bullock.

McGinn, who started his career with Dungannon Swifts, said: “I was devastated when I heard the news.

“It was in the back of my mind to do well in the game against Estonia and score a goal and thankfully I did that.

“The little girl only lives two doors down from my sister and it is so, so sad what happened.

“My sister was down at the house the other day and my mum has been along as well. I saw the remains coming home and it has been a desperate time for all the families involved.

“I have spoken to a lot of people and everyone in Donaghmore is devastated, and if me doing well and scoring a goal on the international stage can bring any sort of light to the local community that is good.

“It was an important goal for Northern Ireland, but it was for my local community as well.”

Currie, Bullock and Barnard lost their lives in a crush outside the hotel, at a St Patrick’s Day party on Sunday evening.

It was McGinn’s fourth goal in 55 appearances for his country, his last coming against Ukraine in the European Championships three years ago.


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Shinnie Fears For Scotland Future After Kazakhstan Defeat

22 March 2019 - 06:35 AM

Graeme Shinnie has said he can't see himself getting back in the Scotland side after the national team's nightmare in Astana.

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Aberdeen Duo Shinnie And Mckenna To Start For Scotland Against Kazakhstan

21 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

Aberdeen's Graeme Shinnie and Scott McKenna have been confirmed in the Scotland starting line-up to face Kazakhstan in today's Euro 2020 qualifier in Astana (3pm).

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