Aberdeen tie up pair on pre-contract deals

GOALKEEPER Scott Brown and defender Ash Taylor have signed pre-contract agreements with Aberdeen, the Pittodrie club have announced.

Ash Taylor will join from Tranmere Rovers. Picture: afc.co.uk

Brown, 29, a product of Wolves’ Academy, played for League Two side Cheltenham last season.

Taylor, 23, joins the Dons from Tranmere having made over 200 appearances for the League One side.

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Manager Derek McInnes told the club’s official website of his delight with the capture of keeper Brown.

Goalkeeper Scott Brown. Picture: afc.co.uk

“He is highly regarded,” he said.

“We watched him the whole of last season and we feel we’ve got a more than capable goalkeeper to come in and provide real competition in that area.

“He’s got good experience. He’s a good age for a goalkeeper and again another one who will get better with us.”

McInnes feels Aberdeen are getting Taylor at the peak of his career.

He said: “He’s got a great presence and he’s at a great age. He’s only 23 years old but has already played 200 games in League One in England and he’s a player we think we can work with and improve.

“We faced significant competition from Championship clubs and I am delighted that Ash sees Aberdeen as the right move for his career

“Both players, alongside Shay Logan - who signed a pre-contract on Tuesday - bring a level of experience and ability that will hopefully improve us as a club.

“I’m delighted we’ve been able to sign three key players that we had targeted.

“We will look to bring in one or two others to help strengthen our squad.”