Aberdeen archives August 2009

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Dons star ends Pittodrie spell

Bertrand Bossu has left Aberdeen and decided to return to his native France, after struggling to establish himself at Pittodrie.

Italian ace ready for Well test

New boy Davide Grassi could be be handed a debut for Aberdeen against Motherwell, with Zander Diamond missing from the squad.

Trialist signs up for Dons

Aberdeen have completed the signing of Italian defender Davide Grassi, who has penned a one-year deal after impressing on trial.

Aberdeen after St Mirren star

Aberdeen are chasing St Mirren defender Mo Camara and are preparing to offer midfielder Derek Young in a straight swap deal.

Dons make backroom change

Aberdeen goalkeeping coach Jim Leighton has been axed by the Dons, with Mark McGhee keen to appoint Colin Meldrum as his replacement.

McGhee turns to young striker

Mark McGhee is expected to hand young striker Michael Paton a start against Hamilton in the SPL on Saturday.

Southgate rules out Miller talk

Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate has denied reports that he is set to make a bid for Aberdeen striker Lee Miller.

Dons offer encouragement

Mark McGhee admits individual errors led to Aberdeen's defeat to Celtic but insists he took 'encouragement' from the performance.

Ifil set for Dons debut

New signing Jerel Ifil will make his competitive debut when Aberdeen entertain Celtic in the season opener on Saturday.

New boy ready to seal up Dons

Jerel Ifil is looking forward to helping shore up Aberdeen's leaky defence after agreeing to sign a two-year contract at Pittodrie.

Dons close in on Robins star

Swindon Town defender Jeril Ifil says he is still weighing up whether a move to Aberdeen would be worthwhile.

McGhee impressed by Dons trialists

Former Watford defender Jeril Ifil could become Aberdeen's next signing after he impressed Mark McGhee whilst on trial.

Ricketts and Rocastle offered chance

Rohan Ricketts and Craig Rocastle will get the chance to impress manager Mark McGhee in Sunday's Dean Windass testimonial at Hull.

Dons defenders look on bright side

Charlie Mulgrew says he still believes Aberdeen can make it through to the Europa League, despite being 5-1 down to Sigma Olomouc.

Dons boss hints at sales

Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee has admitted he may be forced into selling some of his best players in order to bring new faces in.

McGhee transfer update

Mark McGhee says Aberdeen need at least four new signings but admits that they are finding it hard to persuade players to sign.

Bougherra hindered Johnson move

Aberdeen target Reda Johnson says he decided to choose Plymouth over the Dons on the advice of Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra.

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