Aberdeen happy with transfer business

Miller has insisted that the club is dedicated to nurturing and bring up young talent and too many new signings would be counter productive in this venture.

“Mark [McGhee] was keen to add one more player before the close of the transfer window but the majority of the deals on offer were for young players on loan,” Miller told the club’s official website.

“He felt this would be counter-productive to the progress of the crop of talented youngsters already here.

“Mark has brought in Stuart Nelson, Jerel Ifil and Davide Grassi and, along with Scott, he will need time to stamp his own personality on the new players, the squad he has inherited and of course, the younger ones coming through.

“The addition of the three players will bolster the first team squad for the season ahead. But possibly more exciting is the emergence of Peter Pawlett, Michael Paton, Fraser Fyvie and Jonathan Crawford – not forgetting Chris Maguire.

“These young players will be the back bone of the first-team squad going forward. And coming in behind them we have an abundance of top quality youth internationals as well.”