Aberdeen fans had sent a strong message to their board demanding that they stopped signing Celtic players on loan.
Last season, Adam Montgomery spent the second half of the campaign at Pittodrie, with Liam Scales heading up to the North East during the summer. Despite the Irishman’s starring performances so far, fans are still unhappy with the signing.
Ryan Christie is a brilliant example of a loan that benefited all parties involved.
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However, despite the outrage from their fans, Aberdeen should continue their transfer strategy, claims Dons legend Brian Irvine. He believes there are many positives to picking up players from Celtic and exposing them to first-team action.
As quoted by Press and Journal, he said;
“We had this situation before with Ryan Christie and the situation came back to bite Aberdeen when he returned with Celtic after a loan spell and played well.
“But would you do it again to get a quality player like Ryan Christie to the club – or Liam Scales who is someone they have high hopes for? The answer is yes.
“There is a cost when you sign players on loan from your own league and the cost is quite a big one.
“But it is worth it when you consider how many games they are able to play against other teams in the division.”
Can Liam Scales Make and Impact at Aberdeen?
So far, the Irishman has impressed with the Dons, however, he has yet to face a decent side with Aberdeen’s Premier Sports Cup group filled with teams further down the divisions.
He couldn’t play in Sunday’s opener but will likely take to the field again at the weekend.
Goodwin fancies the Celtic loanee as a central defender and is keen to tie him up on a permanent deal.
However, Scales may look to follow in the footsteps of Ryan Christie, who was ready to break into the first team after he arrived back from his time away from the club.