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Plymouth duo pitch up at Aberdeen

Aberdeen have signed Plymouth striker Steven MacLean on loan until the end of the season and team-mate Jim Paterson on a similar deal. Both players go straight in to the squad for Tuesday night's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game with Falkirk.

Dons boss Mark McGhee told RedTV: "These things take longer than you want them to but both are players I know.

"I'm very pleased to have Jim Paterson and Steven MacLean here, particularly on the back of losing Lee (Miller).

"We need somebody - particularly now that Lee has gone - to link the play, to be a centre-forward that can hold the ball up for us.

"Steven MacLean's a boy that can take it in, and he's got a good goalscoring record.

"Jim Paterson, he was a player who - when he left me at Motherwell - had been our best player.

"Jim is an experienced player as well and that will be good for our young players."

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