Derek McInnes blasts 'childish' BBC question as Aberdeen boss insists no regrets over January decision

Derek McInnes last night hit out at ‘childish thinking’ over a question from the BBC regarding on-loan striker Bruce Anderson.
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNSAberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes. Picture: SNS

The young hitman has netted in his last two games for Hamilton Accies as Brian Rice’s relegation-threatened side have taken four points from away matches at Motherwell and St Mirren.

Meanwhile, yesterday’s 1-0 loss at Celtic Park was Aberdeen’s sixth consecutive game without a goal, setting a new club record, as McInnes struggles to find the answer to his team’s woes in attack.

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Asked on the BBC Sportsound broadcast following Wednesday night’s match whether there was any frustration that Anderson was performing so well in Lanarkshire while his Pittodrie club-mates were struggling, McInnes hit back at the question.

He said: “It's not a frustration. It's childish to think that way. We want our players to do well when they go out on loan.

"Every time Bruce scores this will get aimed at me, but he went out to Ayr and never scored a goal and wasn't getting a game at the end of it.

"We brought him back and sat down and said we were keen to get him playing first team football and come back next season. So every time he scores, it's not frustrating. It's a pleasure that the boy's doing well.

"I know it's a good story for people to throw at me, but we feel for his development, the best thing for him is to go through that loan process to try and get to the endgame.

"It was a difficult situation for us to let him go, but him and his agent were keen to go and get regular football.”

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