McGhee on hunt for new Dons talent

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has been working non-stop over the summer to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.

McGhee has taken mid- fielder Conor Okus and goalkeeper Ryan Jones, both 18, on trial, but his search for more experienced players continues.

However, he confesses that players and agents holding out for better offers have been a major stumbling block so far.

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He said: "We are trying our hardest to bring in people who are going to improve the team and improve the squad.

"We've got six weeks to find the players that we want. Over the summer, it's never stopped for me.

"I've constantly been having meetings, but players have been slow to commit, agents have been reluctant to allow their players to commit because they somehow think there is going to be something better around the corner. We've just got to be patient, sit tight and make sure that we keep our powder dry."

McGhee knows he is operating with a more restricted budget than some managers but has no complaints about the resources available to him as he steps up his search for fresh talent.

And as for further trialists, McGhee added: "There will be more, certainly half a dozen."

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