Tigers won’t take no for an answer

Championship

Hull City's persistance in trying to sign Aberdeen's Scott McKenna suggests the defender is keen on a move to the KCOM Stadium.

The Dons have rejected two separate offers from the Championship club for the Scotland Under-21 international but reports in Scotland claim Hull City are ready to test Aberdeen’s resolve by launching a third bid.

Manager Nigel Adkins isn’t yet ready to concede defeat in his pursuit of the 21-year-old central defender, which suggests an intermediary or the player’s agent has given the Tigers some encouragement.

Adkins said: “Aberdeen obviously want to keep the player, he’s a very young and talented player and we’ve had a couple of bids that have gone in.

“Who knows what will happen through the course of the transfer window. We like the player a lot, we’ve put a little bid in there and we just have to wait and see.

“Two bids have gone in, conversations have gone on and there’s a good chance they will carry on. Aberdeen have made their stance known, as they should be doing.”

Adkins understands why Dons boss Derek McInnes is keen to retain his player, however.

He said: “If it were our player, we’d be saying he’s not for sale, if they asked if Jarrod Bowen was for sale, we don’t want to sell him, he’s a player for the future. However, if business happens further down the line then who knows, but that’s beyond me at this time.”

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