ABERDEEN have announced that Scott McKenna has agreed a new deal with the Pittodrie club.

The 20-year-old has established himself as a permanent fixture in the Dons defensive back line as well as forming a formidable partnership with Iceland International, Karl Arnason.

Speaking after the announcement that McKenna had pledged his future to McInnes’ club until 2021, the Scottish U-21 defender conveyed how appreciative he was of Arnason’s guiding nature, as well as his happiness that the deal has been completed.

“It’s been quite a few weeks for me and shows how quickly things can change in football.

“Kari has been a great help to me with all the experience he has and it’s made the transition to first team football a lot easier. I tend to take each game as it comes and not set targets but obviously I want to keep my place first and foremost.”

Manager, Derek McInnes, was also delighted at the deal to secure McKenna’s long term future at the club.

“Scott was always one who we wanted to work with and he’s done exceptionally well over the last few games.

“He agreed his new contract very quickly as he has a real affection for the club and while he’s not yet the finished article, he’s done enough to suggest that he has a great career ahead of him.”

McInnes will now turn to Anthony O’Connor and Kenny McLean as he looks to secure their long term futures, too.


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