Fulham defender, 21 year old Matthew Briggs, has joined Championship Bristol City on a month-long loan deal. "He'll certainly offer us cover at left-back while Greg gets himself back to fitness," said boss Derek McInnes.

"Greg (Cunningham) is making good progress, but he's nowhere near yet."

"We know all about Matthew because we came close to signing him last season. He spent one training session with us but was called back to Fulham because of an injury crisis," continued McInnes.

"Matthew is quick, energetic and hungry. He's a very highly-rated defender who can play in a number of positions and this loan move works for all parties concerned."

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