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Aberdeen manager Craig Brown admitted his side’s 1-0 defeat to St Mirren in Paisley has reinforced the need to bring another attacker to the club.

 

The Dons have yet to score following their opening two fixtures in the Clydesdale Premier League.

 

The Buddies dominated proceedings against an Aberdeen side missing four key players with Ryan Jack suspended and Fraser Fyvie, Chris Clark and Youl Mawene all injured.

 

Brown has made numerous changes since arriving at Pittodrie last December and hopes to continue to rejuvenate the squad before the close of the summer transfer window at the end of August.

 

He said: "We've got the budget left for one player. We might have to get down on our knees and beg the chairman to give us a bit more support to get further reinforcements.

 

"We can only replace the players we lost. We brought in (Youl) Mawene for (Zander) Diamond, we brought in (Isaac) Osbourne for (Paul) Hartley. It was like for like.

 

"We've lost two forward players in (Chris) Maguire and (Sone) Aluko and we have the budget to get at least one forward player.

 

"We're looking conscientiously to get that player."

 

http://local.stv.tv/aberdeen/sport/21920-new-striker-is-browns-priority/

 

There's no indication there that Aluko being signed elsewhere would give us more spending money. Maybe that is something Brown wasn't made aware of.

 

Clearly all transfer revenue is for 'servicing the debt', not going into wages let alone transfer fees. Having said that though, I hope that isn't Brown paving the way for the same old excuse every manager gives us about budgetary restraints. Surely anyone would expect that to be how Milne operates?

 

Nothing against Osbourne, but if wages are so sparce, surely Folly and/or Jack should've been given Hartley's space in the team and that money spent on a proper right back? I'm also worried we might fuck Ryan Jack's development by constantly playing him RB.

 

He also neglects to mention Arnason coming in for the same positions he filled (Mawene and Osbourne). So why bring him if it means not being able to fill the other positions in the team?

 

Yes at least one forward player is desperately needed but so is at least one more defender.

 

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Need a winger/creative mid as well. When he first came in Brown said he would not be repeating the mistakes of the previous incumbent but here we are starting the season with a squad that is totally unbalanced and missing at least one full back just like last season. Brown did what he was brought into do and stopped us going down. Is he capable of doing much more than making us hard to beat and keeping us up I am not so sure and less convinced everytime I hear him speak.

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Personally i'd rate getting a creating player in as more important than a full-back, we can just about get away with covering RB with Jack/Foster - whereas we have the square root of fuck all up front.

 

How the fuck we've managed to go almost 3 years(?) without managing to have 2 full backs in our squad at the same fucking time is just piss poor.

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jesus christ. If craig brown cannot sort afc out then we must look to the common factormas to why so many afc managers have failed and the only common denominator is the board of directors and in particular mr s. Milne. Our club fails because of thier lack of vision. Our manager coyld be jose fuckin morenjo, but given the lack of backing such as this lot have given we will forever achieve fuck all.

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Missed this story yesterday - apparently we missed out.

 

ABERDEEN have missed out on Jamaica international Keammar Daley after the winger opted for League One Preston.

 

Pittodrie boss Craig Brown revealed he made an enquiry about bringing Daley to the SPL but his hopes have now been dashed after the player impressed on trial at Deepdale.

 

Reds boss Brown said: "I made a call to Keammar Daley's agent asking about the player. I made enquiries about him but that's as far as it went."

 

Brown, of course, had a spell as Preston manager and it was his former club who won the battle for Daley, who plays with Tivoli Gardens in his homeland.

 

There was also interest in the Reggae Boyz ace from Turkey but Tivoli president Edward Seaga said: "Preston North End made the best offer for Keammar Daley."

 

Preston manager Phil Brown said: "Keammar is a Jamaican international and we have given him a chance here."

 

The 23-year-old, capped 11 times, began his career at Jamaican club Meadhaven United and joined Tivoli Gardens in 2009.

 

He joined the Lilywhites for a trial period during the summer and was selected by Brown in two pre-season friendly matches against Morecambe and Wigan.

 

Daley, who featured for the Reggae Boyz in the 2011 Gold Cup in the United States in June, is expected to make his debut in the League One opener against Colchester on Saturday.

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