GARY MACKAY-STEVEN could make a sensational return to Aberdeen next week.

The former Dons winger has just been released by New York City chief Ronny Deila – his ex-gaffer at Celtic – and has been linked with a Pittodrie comeback.

Boss Derek McInnes has confirmed he would be open to the idea of re-signing the ex-Scotland international.

Initial talks have already taken place with the player’s representatives, according to a report in the Scottish Sun.

But McInnes has made it clear finding a replacement for injured hitman Marley Watkins is his No 1 priority in next month’s transfer window.

He said: “For us, anything we can or can’t do will be dependent on us being able to move one or two players on.

“We’ve got one or two positions prioritised and players within that. But we would always be open to bringing good players to the club. Gary’s exactly that.

“We didn’t want to lose him in the first place. His numbers were good with us.

“There are other positions we maybe need to try and focus on more, to be honest. It looks like Marley probably won’t be fit until February.”

McInnes takes his team to Motherwell tonight and are looking for revenge after being thrashed 3-0 at home by the Fir Parkers in September.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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